When someone looks for you this week, do you direct them to just look for you under the massive pile of gift wrap, ribbon, bows, tape, and more that you have collected in your home? If you’re wrapping up a frenzy as the days until Christmas quickly wind down, then you know that there’s a lot of coordination required and many different steps toward packaging a beautiful present. This is quite a talent! According to our Lake Orion, MI team, this can also be quite an oral health hazard if you aren’t careful. So, without further ado, let’s line out a few things to look out for as you wrap to ensure you’re not putting your smile health in harm’s way!
As you may have guessed, most of the mouth-watering treats you dream about all year long that you feel overjoyed to consume during Christmastime are not necessarily healthy for your smile. While this doesn’t mean that you should toss them aside and instead, simply stick to those things that support oral health (though, if you chose to do this, we certainly wouldn’t argue!), we prefer to know our patients are well informed. Our Lake Orion, MI team would like for you to keep in mind as we stroll through a variety of holiday faves that as long as you sip, eat, nibble, and chew carefully, you can eat your Christmas desserts and (safely) enjoy them, too!
Do you ever think about the kiddos who have to spend the holiday season in the hospital? While it can be difficult for an adult, the experience for a child can become one that makes the holidays feel somewhat lonely and not at all full of the joy we so love this time of year. If you’d like to help these little ones remember that they are indeed thought of, cared about, and very much integral parts of the fabric of our greater community, then the Moonbeams For Sweet Dreams is a December-long program in which you may wish to participate.
No, we aren’t talking about the resolutions your children should make for themselves to ensure they’re better with their brushing and flossing. After all, they’re still learning! Our Lake Orion, MI team would like to talk with you, the parent, about some easy resolutions you can make for 2019 in regard to protecting the oral health of your kiddos. This is particularly helpful if you have any sort of feelings about maybe not being on top of the details throughout 2018 … or if you simply want to feel certain you maintain your usual attention to detail! Whatever the case, take on some new ideas that may help you stay the course in the new year.
You might realize that most of the dental practices you visit are going to offer comprehensive care. That’s because most dentists want to ensure that you receive the main types of dental protection and improvement you require in order to maintain your oral health. However, that term, comprehensive, can be interpreted in many different ways. For some, it may mean that you can receive preventive and restorative care … the end. To others, the idea of providing you with everything you need from dental care can mean truly ensuring you’re receiving the most complete care possible. What’s it mean to our Lake Orion, MI team, you wonder? It’s time to find out!
Do you think that you may need a dental crown but you are doing your best to just block out the problem you’re having with your tooth from your thoughts? While we can certainly appreciate your belief that if you just ignore it, it won’t exist, we have to tell you: Your oral health doesn’t work this way! What does frequently happen when you ignore reality and hope for the best? The worst ends up happening! Your tooth that we could have so easily fixed if you’d just come in to see our Lake Orion, MI team before Christmas ends up in much worse shape and you find yourself wondering why you didn’t take care of it. Want some cold hard facts about what might occur and why you should see us ASAP? We’ve got them!