We’re leaving the hot summer days, busy vacations and long weekends behind, making room for the many new opportunities that autumn brings every year. With this change in season comes adjustments to our schedule and our routine, so why not our dental care as well? If you feel as though you would like to improve your oral health, now is the best time to act.
Most dental treatments require more then one visit to the dentist’s office. In summer-time, it might be challenging to accommodate those visits into your schedule, considering children’s holidays, summer camps, family or doctors’ vacations. In October, people are often back to school and work and our more predictable schedules allow us to set up appointments in advance.
The weather is also more moderate these days, making it easier for us to avoid hot or cold beverages and food. Some dental treatments can cause sensitivity in the teeth and gums for a few days, so it is important to be careful what we eat and drink. For example, after a root canal treatment or an extraction, it is recommended to eat only soft foods, and drink beverages that are warm (not hot or cold) for anywhere from 5-10 days.
Holiday season countdown
Now that autumn has arrived, many people start preparing for the wonderful winter holiday season. Winter celebrations are coming up soon, and we all want to look and feel amazing by then. Dental pain, and cracked or missing teeth will prevent you from fully enjoying the festive meals and showing a big bright smile in the family pictures.
At Pacifica Dental, thanks to the state-of-the-art CEREC technology, we offer complete reconstruction of your tooth in a single visit, however extra visits may be required in order to get the perfect results.
If you’re planning on replacing one or more missing teeth, it is best to make an appointment sooner rather than later, as dental implant treatment takes several months and requires 3 to 5 visits.
On average, the dental veneer process from consultation to final placement takes approximately 3 weeks, with the recovery period lasting about a week. You can expect at least 2 visits to the office for veneers.
For treating gaps, under and over bites, crowding and other spacing issues, the Invisalign aligners are the perfect solution. Unlike traditional, metallic brackets, you do not have food restrictions or extra hygiene rules, and they are removable. Treatment usually takes between 8 months and 2 years to complete.