Now that it’s November, the holidays are right around the corner. It’s important to always consider your dental health, even during the busier months. As your local Chevy Chase dentist, Dr. Banks has some advice on how to ensure your smile is ready for the holidays. Learn more below:
Use Your Dental Insurance Benefits
Many patients end the year without using all of their dental insurance benefits. It’s important to take advantage of these benefits before they are no longer usable. You’ve worked hard for your dental insurance benefits, and we want to help you get the most out of them. Dr. Banks accepts nearly all major dental insurance plans and will electronically submit treatment claims to your insurance company on your behalf. We will work with our patients to ensure they understand the cost of their treatment and what their dental benefits may cover. Your insurance company will send reimbursement directly to you. Remember- use them or you will lose them!
Holiday Snacks To Avoid
The holidays are filled with yummy treats and beverages; however, some of them can be tough on your teeth. Cranberry sauce, red wine, hot cocoa, and fruit-flavored pies all contain harsh staining agents which will dull your smile if left on your teeth for too long. Additionally, excessively sugary or starchy foods aid in the development of plaque and tartar around your gumline. Try to eat these snacks in moderation, and follow them up with a thorough brushing and flossing session.
Are you bummed about having to skip your favorite holiday snack? No worries. Dr. Banks provides a wide range of cosmetic dentistry solutions. Whether you want to restore your smile after the holidays or get your smile ready to see old friends and relatives before the holidays arrive, Dr. Banks can help you achieve a smile that you feel confident showing off. We offer custom take-home trays so that you can whiten your teeth on your own schedule. The trays are custom made to fit your teeth your teeth comfortably and snuggly. Dr. Banks will provide a professional strength whitening gel which will gradually whiten your teeth over several days or weeks, leaving you with a brighter and whiter smile.
Schedule An Appointment
When was the last time you sat in the dental chair? If it has been over six months, consider scheduling your next dental appointment. The holidays are a busy time of the year, but it’s important to always prioritize your dental health. Capital Cosmetic Dentistry is located in Chevy Chase across from Mazza Gallerie. Our office is outfitted with the latest amenities to offer you a unique dental experience. Schedule an appointment online today.