Summer Holiday Checklist

The holiday season is just around the corner, so it’s time to start thinking about how you’ll stay on top of your oral care.

1- Book your end of year appointment NOW

The year is almost done and our holiday appointments are filling up quickly, so get in touch today to book your end of year appointment. It’s good to get in before Christmas and New Years to make sure your teeth are on the right track. If you have braces it’s good to make sure that the wires and brackets are still strong and won’t easily pop out over the break. There’s nothing worse than enjoying a big Christmas lunch and having a wire pop out!

2- Get a kit prepared

When you come in for your appointment, we’ll make sure you have all the essentials ready for the holidays- whether it’s your next Invisalign retainer or extra dental wax. You should have a travel kit with all the tools you need to stay on track to a beautiful smile.

3- Be prepared

Making sure you pack all the right things can be overwhelming- from PJs to a phone charger, you don’t want to get to your destination to find out you left something behind! When it comes to packing, many of us make lists to avoid this. So here is our braces and Invisalign packing list:

  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Floss
  • Pain relief
  • Invisalign tray
  • Dental wax

4- Habits

You’ll have picked up some good dental habits throughout your tooth straightening journey and it can be easy to fall out of these habits when the rest of your daily routine is paused for the break. Be sure to bring your habits wherever you go! You don’t want to get a toothache or broken bracket because you stopped looking after your teeth. Keep up the flossing, brushing and avoid sticky or hard foods (as hard as that might be!)

5- Prepare for the unexpected

You should always be prepared for the unexpected to happen, especially with braces over the holidays. A wire could pop out or you could get an unexpected ulcer. This is why we recommend that you take dental wax and some form of pain relief wherever you go.
Tony Weir will be available for emergency appointments should you require it.

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