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Holiday Smile Prep: Get Your Smile Ready for Bend’s Holiday Events.

With Bend’s holiday events season just around the corner, now is the perfect time to make sure your smile is ready. Whether you’re posing for a classic family photo or attending a fancy dinner party, a bright and confident smile will give you the extra boost of confidence you need for the festive season. Getting your smile in top form involves both home care and visiting your local dentist for a checkup and cleaning. Here are a few tips to help you make sure your smile is picture-perfect for the holidays.

Home Oral Care and Cleaning

Start by making sure to diligently maintain proper oral care and cleaning at home. Brush your teeth twice a day, for two full minutes each time, and don’t forget to floss! We often think of brushing twice a day as a chore, but it’s an important step towards a healthy and bright smile. Regular brushing and flossing will help prevent cavities, stains, and bad breath.

Diet Tips for a Smile-Ready Look

Changes in nutrition and dietary habits during the holiday season can impact your smile. To keep your teeth looking their best, cut back on sugary treats and acidic food and drink. This might mean skipping the holiday candy and eggnog. Instead, enjoy fresh, whole and low-acid foods and beverages to keep your teeth strong and resist stains.

Visiting Your Dentist

While the steps mentioned above are great for home oral care and eating habits, visiting your local dentist for a check-up and cleaning is essential for getting your smile holiday-ready. This should take place at least once every six months and can help catch any oral health problems in their earliest stages, and help remove unwanted tartar and plaque that can discolor your smile.

Veneers, Crowns or Bonding

For those looking for an even more dramatic change, veneers, crowns or bonding might be the answer. Veneers are thin shells of porcelain or composite resin that are permanently bonded to the face of the teeth. These can be used to correct the size, shape, and color of the teeth. Crowns are used to completely cover a tooth that has been weakened by decay or damage, and can be made to look incredibly natural. Bonding can also be used to correct minor defects such as a chipped tooth, close gaps or increase the size of the teeth.

Whitening

A smile is nothing without a bit of sparkle, and what better time to invest in a professional whitening treatment than the holidays? Zoom® Whitening, HD White®, and teeth whitening kits are all great ways to remove the stains and discolouration of the year and give your smile a boost. Mynt Smiles, located near Bend, also offers an all-in-one dental spa experience. Starting with a professional cleaning, followed by a steam, ozone, or peroxide whitening treatment. This is a great way to get your smile in top shape for the holiday season.

Smile-Ready and Confident for the Holidays

Whether you’re attending the Bend Christmas Parade or a fancy holiday dinner, you want your smile to be prepared and ready for the season. Proper at-home care, a few visits to the dentist, and treatment options for all preferences will get you on your way to a smile that is shiny and confident. Start now to ensure that your smile is as picture-perfect and bright as it can be!