It’s hard to believe that the holidays are right around the corner. Even during the busiest months of the year, it’s important to keep an eye on your dental health. When you feel confident about your smile, you are more likely to maintain a good oral hygiene routine at home. Here is some information on how you can make your smile brighter this holiday season:
Use Your Dental Insurance Benefits
As the remaining months of the year are only going to get busier, now is a good time to check in and see what dental insurance benefits you have left to use. Remember that your dental insurance benefits won’t roll over into next year, and you might as well use them now before you lose them forever. Dr. Blaylock accepts most major dental insurance plans and will electronically submit treatment claims to your insurance company on your behalf. We will work with our patients to ensure they understand the cost of their treatment and what their dental benefits may cover. If you have specific questions about your dental insurance coverage please contact our office and we will be happy to assist you.
Beware of Holiday Favorites
Cranberry sauce, hot cocoa, blueberry pie, red wine… these are just some of the many holiday favorites that may leave behind staining agents on your smile. Staining agents stick to your teeth along with other food residues. If allowed to remain on your dental structures long enough, they will leave behind color and dull your smile. If you are going to indulge in any of these treats, make sure you follow them up with a thorough brushing and flossing session. Additionally, try to drink any flavored drinks through a straw to minimize their contact with your dental structures.
Not looking forward to missing out on your holiday favorites? Don’t worry. Our office offers teeth whitening solutions as a part of our cosmetic dentistry services.
Teeth whitening can provide a quick, painless and economical smile makeover, taking years off of your smile. Dr. Brent Blaylock offers both in-office and custom take-home teeth whitening treatments in his Durham dentist office. Both options can provide lasting results that are far superior to over the counter options and can even improve the health of your teeth.
Consider Cosmetic Dentistry
Beyond teeth whitening solutions, our office offers a wide range of cosmetic dentistry solutions that can help you feel your best about your smile. Whether you want to look your best for friends and family that you haven’t seen in a while or you want to restore your smile following all of your holiday fun, keep our cosmetic services in mind. Together, we can come up with a plan to help you achieve your brightest and healthiest smile.