Do you have a loved one heading home for the holidays? If so, we’re pretty certain you are already anxiously anticipating their arrival and perhaps even preparing some of your favourite holiday treats and stocking the freezer with yummy baked goods. Today – the family friendly team at Brinkley Dental wanted to remind you about another important holiday tradition – making time for your teeth.
If your young adult is heading home from College or University, the holidays are an excellent opportunity to squeeze in a dental visit. Many finish school at least a week earlier than most celebrations start and often head back to school a week after the last big hurrah of New Years. Plenty of time to ensure teeth cleaning and a good “once-over” check up takes place. After all, despite the best efforts of parents and guardians everywhere, there’s a pretty good chance your teen or young adult has not been eating the healthiest of meals on a regular basis. Probably there has also been a whole lot of midnight snacking during “all-nighter” study sessions too and you know what that means…….brushing teeth was probably pretty far down the list of priorities, finishing well behind “getting the essay done” and “hitting send on that last assignment” and “collapsing into bed from exhaustion.”
Combine all of those non-brushing opportunities with the upcoming holiday season full of sugary treats, perhaps a beverage or two that isn’t just water and you might have a recipe for dental disaster. We can help. Here’s how:
- Schedule an appointment with us.
- Buy your returning student a new toothbrush – if you follow the Christmas tradition, put it in their stocking as part of their Christmas gifts!
- Arm them to return to school with an updated stash of dental floss, mouthwash and toothpaste.
- Spread goodwill and together with your family, buy all of the same items listed above and donate them to a local women’s shelter, the Salvation Army or an organization that is important to you and your family. For many, circumstances prevent opportunities for good oral health care and if you can help in this small but meaningful way, it’s a great time of year to do so.
Whatever your holiday tradition the Brinkley Dental Team wishes you a merry and joyous celebration full of family, friends, food and fun. In the meantime, as always we remind you “don’t forget to be a BFF with your mouth and Brush that SMILE!”