5 Reasons December Is the Perfect Month to See the Dentist

If you ask us, there’s never a bad time to visit the dentist! However, December has some definite advantages when it comes to scheduling an appointment. Whether you’re due for a routine cleaning or want a chance to take care of that cavity before the end of the year, December is the perfect month to come see us at Lake Baldwin Dental!

#1 – There’s Still Time to Brighten Your Smile Before the Holidays!

We all want to look our best for those holiday parties and get-togethers. But if you feel like hiding your smile in photos or covering your teeth when you laugh, it can really take the sparkle out of your New Year’s Eve. Fortunately, there is still time to give yourself the glittering grin you dream of!

Cosmetic dentistry incorporates a range of treatments to improve the look of your pearly whites. While more comprehensive procedures can take several weeks or even months to complete, there are a few simple touch-ups that can be done in December so you can show off your new smile by Christmas.

Teeth whitening is one of the quickest and easiest ways to brighten your smile. We offer in-office as well as take-home options to help get your teeth several shades brighter in time for the holidays. If you have an event coming up, in-office Zoom Teeth Whitening only takes about an hour and you’ll leave with a whiter smile the same day. Best of all, we’re offering buy one get one free on whitening services. So you can get whiter teeth and give the gift of a great smile to someone you love!

For patients wanting a little more TLC for their smile, porcelain veneers offer amazing results, fast. Veneers can correct discoloration that can’t be addressed with whitening, such as developmental problems or previous root canal therapy. They can also restore chipped, worn, and undersized or misshapen teeth. Using state-of-the-art technology like 3D scanners and imaging, we can craft gorgeous restorations with quick turnaround. Where veneers used to take several weeks, now we can often have your final restorations in just a few days!

For patients wanting more complete smile rehabilitation, starting the process now means you could be enjoying your dream smile for next Christmas! Either way, a consultation with one of our skilled cosmetic dentists in Baldwin Park, near downtown Orlando, is a great way to start.

#2 – Your Kids Can Get Cleanings While They’re on School Breaks!

Kids really look forward to December. Between the excitement of the holidays and a break from school, what’s not to love? That winter holiday break is also a great opportunity to get your kids caught up on their cleanings without missing school. It can be hard to fit cleanings into your children’s regular schedules. That’s why we set aside appointments just for kids around this time of year!

It’s especially important to schedule those visits for college students and young adults visiting home for the holidays! Overwhelmingly, we see college kids’ dental health suffer in their first few years away from home. There’s a lot suddenly on their plate and things like dental visits tend to fall to the wayside. Their brushing and flossing also tends to take a nosedive around this huge milestone. Booking an appointment for the young adult in your family can save their teeth from serious damage while they find their sea legs!

#3 – You Can Get the Most Out of Your Dental Insurance!

We’ve talked about it before, but it bears repeating. If you don’t use all the benefits you’re entitled to through your dental insurance, you’ll lose them at the new year! Be sure to take full advantage of your dental insurance by using whatever you can before the end of the year.

Many dental insurance plans cover at least two cleanings per year for adult patients, although some cover even more than that! Feel free to call our office and find out if you have cleanings remaining for this year so you can take advantage before your coverage period rolls over. We can also let you know if you have recommended treatments like fillings outstanding. Taking care of these problems now means avoiding more severe dental issues later. You can start 2023 with a beautiful, healthy smile and feel great about getting the most out of your insurance!

#4 – TLC Can Help Get You Through the Winter Blues

The winter season means shorter days, even here in the Sunshine State. Seasonal mood changes are very common, and nothing to be ashamed of. Many people struggle with feelings of sluggishness, sadness, and even true depression around this time of year. No matter what’s behind a low mood, if it lasts, it usually means our self-care routine suffers. Unfortunately, oral health is often the first thing to go when we’re facing tough times.

Booking yourself a dental health exam and cleaning in December is a great way to prevent much of the damage that may result from depression and seasonal mood changes. Giving yourself a little care can really go a long way to boost your overall wellbeing. It can also be a catalyst to help you keep up with brushing and flossing through the dark season.

However, one of the hardest parts about seasonal mood problems is that they make it feel impossible to make and then keep appointments. If you feel like getting to the dentist is insurmountable for you, consider asking a friend to accompany you. Worst case scenario, we’ll still be here for you in the spring. And if you’re struggling, please reach out for help. Whether it’s Seasonal Affective Disorder, depression, or a simple case of so-called “winter blues,” this time of year can be hard for many of us. You deserve support as you navigate whatever challenges the holiday season throws your way.

#5 – Start 2023 Off Right!

One of the best reasons December is a great month to see your dentist is that it gives you a chance to start the new year with a clean bill of dental health! At the beginning of each new year, most of us feel motivated to make big improvements. Whether it’s getting more exercise, eating right, or taking better care of your teeth, you can get a head start on your New Year’s resolutions!

Scheduling yourself a dental health exam and cleaning in December means you’ll enter 2023 with a clean, shiny smile, healthy gums, and a plan for addressing any dental health problems you may have brewing. Especially since many of us got behind on our cleanings in recent years, there’s no time like the present to catch up so you can get back on a great schedule next year. Taking this simple step now can help you hit the ground running for great dental health next year. Call us today to schedule your December visit. Keep smiling all month, Orlando!

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