Happy 2018! It’s the New Year and this is the perfect time to start things off on a positive note. The holidays are over and your year is settling into a more normal routine. And this month is the perfect time to visit our office and start it off right by ensuring your smile is as healthy as it can be.

So why is January the perfect time to visit your dentist?

Discuss Visits for the Coming Year: The American Dental Association (ADA) suggests that you visit your dentist regularly, with the length of time between each visit decided by you and your dentist. Some people may need to visit the dentist once a year while others may need a checkup every six months or even every three months. By putting them on the calendar now, you can arrange your schedule to accommodate them!

Start the Year off Right with a Professional Cleaning: Getting professional teeth cleaning with your dentist also allows him the opportunity to identify problem areas. Starting the New Year off with a squeaky clean smile removes surface stains, missed plaque from your daily brushing, and evaluates your risk for cavities.

Address Teeth, Gum, and Jaw Concerns: Having a problem with one of your teeth, your gums, or even your jaw requires a professional’s input. While gum recession, tooth pain, and a popping jaw aren’t pleasant symptoms, a visit to your dentist can lead to a proper diagnosis and treatment to provide you with some relief!

Discuss Cosmetic Dentistry: If you’re embarrassed about your smile for any reason whether it’s from stains, missing teeth, or a crooked bite, you can restore your smile with cosmetic dentistry. Talking to your dentist about your options can take place during a consultation and lead to a dental exam that is totally pain-free and comfortable.

Oral Cancer Screening: One of the things that take place during your exam is an oral cancer screening, which involves a simple exam of your mouth including gums, tongue, lips, and even your cheeks. Signs of oral cancer include lesions in your mouth that may be red or white in colour, unexplained lumps in your face or neck area and sores that resist healing.

Start the year off right by calling our office today to schedule a checkup. Get a fresh start by getting a professional cleaning, talking about any symptoms you’re experiencing, and scheduling visits for the coming year!