If the holidays are all about food for you, and face it, for most it is, have you given a thought to your teeth and gums?

If you’re thinking, “No, I haven’t,” you’re not alone. If you asked 10 people they would probably say the same thing. In fact, most people completely forget about teeth and gums AND dental care.

Get a Good Checkup before the New Year

With the holidays in full swing, well, nearly, visiting Libertyville Dental Associates is probably the last thing on your mind.

This could become complicated if you have been ignoring bleeding gums. If your gums bleed when you brush your teeth you are most likely dealing with gum disease.

Gum disease leads to overall health complications including stroke and heart attack. You can avoid all of that by paying attention to your teeth and gums.

Don’t ignore things and don’t try to brush things away. If you have gingivitis or periodontal disease your gums will be sensitive. Trying to scrub away the blood after you brush will only damage them further.

A Holiday Dental Checkup

Getting the green light for your teeth and gums before the parties start is an excellent idea. Schedule your appointment with Libertyville Dental Associates and don’t forget to ask about a cancer screening as well.

As long as you are going into the New Year with a clean bill of health for teeth and gums you may as well have your oral health checked as well.

Comprehensive Dental Checkups

When you schedule a comprehensive dental exam with Libertyville Dental Associates you can expect more than a teeth and gums exam.

The team of dentists will check your dental restorations for cracks, chips and/or leaks. Once that part of the dental checkup is complete the comprehensive portion begins.

During your comprehensive dental checkup your throat, tongue, cheeks, back of the head and neck are checked for any irregularities.

If anything is found Libertyville Dental Associates will take a biopsy and send it to the lab for additional investigation.

If you have been given the green light, you and your dentist can discuss what you do and don’t like about your smile. You can also talk about restorative and cosmetic dentistry.

Libertyville Dental Associates

For a complete dental checkup before the holidays, call or send a text and schedule yours with Libertyville Dental Associates.

Bleeding gums won’t go away and neither will that toothache. Call or send a direct message and schedule your dental checkup before the holidays today.