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It’s best to have a strong and healthy smile before you leave on vacation. This is because it reduces your chances of suffering dental problems and dental emergencies while you’re away. You don’t want to run into any problems, right? Well, our dentists, Drs. Pallotto and Osmolinski, are happy to help you have a vacation-ready smile by recommending that you do the following things before you hit the road:

-Visit our office for a checkup: If you’re due for a six-month checkup, then it’s best to visit our office before you leave. This can help ensure that you have clean, strong and healthy teeth. It can also allow our dentist to treat dental issues if you have any.

-Finish any dental restoration treatments: Sometimes dental implant, dental bridge and dental crown treatments have different phases. If you’re in the middle of the treatment and you currently have a temporary restoration, it’s best to complete the treatment before you go. This is because the temporary restoration might not hold up while you’re exploring, trying new foods and doing other vacation-related things.

-Keep up on oral hygiene: Oral hygiene (like brushing twice a day and flossing and rinsing daily) can help you have clean, strong and healthy teeth and gums, which can help you prevent dental issues and emergencies. So, make sure to clean and care for your smile frequently.

For more information and details about how to have a vacation-ready smile, please contact our dental team in Oak Lawn, Illinois. When you reach out to Oak Dental Associates at 708.422.1900, we will be more than happy to help you in any way we can. We look forward to hearing from you!