When we think of dentist appointments, they usually happen in the summer or early fall along with the usual string of appointments you have lined up at the end of the year or before the school year.

But there are some great benefits to going to the dentist in the winter for a dental checkup.

You will avoid crowds and get ahead, as well as ensure your teeth are healthy at their most vulnerable time.

You don’t think of the winter months as being hard on your teeth. But it can be an important time to get them checked. It’s also when you’re going to have the best shot scheduling wise at avoiding crowds and getting ahead on your health checkups.

Below are some great reasons to visit the dentist in the winter.

Beat the Crowds

Scheduling an appointment for the dentist can be aggravating. Everyone seems to want to go to the dentist at the same time. Normally, students and parents are scrambling to get appointments in the summer or early fall to get it in before school starts up, so the winter months tend to be a lot freer. You won’t have to schedule weeks in advance and will have the pick of appointment times available that normally would be booked.

Cold/Flu Season Can Affect Your Teeth

You may not think about how the flu or cold can be hard on your teeth. On the one hand, stuffy noses mean you’re breathing through your mouth more which can damage your teeth. On top of that, many medications for the flu and colds contain fructose and sucrose which can cause cavities. Many remedies also have high acidity or alcohol content which can do a number on your enamel. So, if you got sick and are feeling better, it’s a good time to go to the dentist to get your teeth checked.

It Can Help You Fight Seasonal Depression

When winter sets in and the days are darker, it can bring on seasonal blues. A trip to the dentist can boost your confidence on a regular day but even more so in the winter. Getting a check up on your oral health can have a positive impact on your mental state according to studies and being proactive about your behavior can help boost your mood and make you feel accomplished.

You’ll Have More Time in the Spring

Spring tends to start the medical update season, and this will be one less thing to deal with. If you get your dentist appointment done in the winter, you’ll clear the way for other appointments, specially if your dentist appointment ends of requiring multiple visits. This can be a great way to get ahead at the start of the new year.

Related Questions

Do I really need to visit the dentist regularly?

Yes. You may not always notice when something is wrong and some oral health issues may be signs of a larger issue you’re unaware of.

How often should I visit the dentist?

At least once a year but most dentists will recommend at least a twice a year visit to check up on your oral health. Talk to your dentist about the benefits of going to see a dentist in the winter months and make an appointment today.

It’s that time of year, all the Holiday treats can affect your teeth, especially since you’ll be having more than usual. A visit to the dentist will help keep things in check and be on top of any potential oral health issues. Sedki Dentistry in Commerce Twp is a full-service family dental office that meets the dental needs and concerns of the entire family.

With 20+ years’ experience, Dr. Sedki uses the latest techniques and procedures in cosmetic and general dentistry including restorative treatments and children’s dentistry. Whether you want a smile makeover or need to address dental issues you will receive the highest quality dental care in a safe and comfortable environment.

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