Are you unhappy with the appearance of your smile? Are some of your teeth sensitive or downright painful? There’s no better time to take care of it than the holidays. 

A happy woman wearing a cheerful christmas dress showing off her great smile. Are you unhappy with the appearance of your smile? There’s no better time to take care of it than the holidays.

So Many Parties

Even if you’re not normally a party person, your holiday season is likely full of them. From formal galas to work celebrations to family get-togethers, the coming weeks are likely crowded with events. And your smile will be on display at every one of them. Unlike a dress that might have gone out of style or a watch that might seem too fancy for certain occasions, you can’t just leave your smile at home or wear something different. Your smile is in demand at every function, and it is more closely identified with you than any article of clothing.

Plus, these winter parties are closer than others, and they’re more crowded. The season brings everyone together to celebrate. You’ll be getting up close and personal with people you haven’t seen all year, and their memory of you will be formed on this occasion. You want to give them the best impression. 

So it’s a good idea to make sure your smile is looking its best, whether that means a simple teeth whitening or a more elaborate set of veneers

The Holidays Are Hard on Your Teeth

But there’s more than cosmetic reasons to give your smile a little extra attention at this time of year. The holiday season is especially hard on your teeth: from Halloween to New Year’s, your teeth will have to run the gauntlet of candy, snacks, cookies, hot apple cider, cocoa, and probably more alcoholic drinks than you consume all the rest of the year. 

In these situations, what was a minor annoyance becomes a major obstacle to you really enjoying yourself. Temperature sensitive teeth, for example, ruin the otherwise enjoyable experience of sipping a warm beverage on a cool evening. And if sugar sets off zingers in your teeth, you either have to suffer or just skip those famous cookies your coworker makes–the ones you waited all year for. 

Plus, the season can cause small oral health problems to accelerate. Often, the problems you suspect cause more pain and anxiety than the ones you really have.

Why keep suffering when the fix can be very simple: a checkup can put your mind at ease. If you do have problems, a filling usually takes less than an hour, and even a dental crown can be completed before the season gets in full swing.

Enjoy a Healthy, Confident Smile

The health and beauty of your smile are closely linked, and cosmetic dentist Dr. Don Lowrance knows how to take care of both. Please call (361) 851-8274 today for an appointment at the Corpus Christi Center for Cosmetic Dentistry.