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Is your smile holiday ready?

December 11, 2022

Filed under: General Dentistry — fava @ 12:00 am

The holiday season is a fabulous time to show your others how much they mean to you. With all the joy and cheer in the air, you can’t help but share a smile. The holiday season is also the time to take care of yourself. And an essential aspect of it is taking care of your oral health. So, is your smile ready for the holiday season?

The impact of a brilliant smile throughout the holiday season

The power of a smile

Did you know that there is power behind every smile? A healthy, confident smile can change your overall health and your life. Research suggests that smiling can make people feel happier and more connected with others. You never know when a smile can come in handy or make someone feel special.

The importance of healthy oral hygiene and oral health

Healthy oral hygiene is one of the most critical aspects of overall health and wellness. The mouth is home to a variety of bacteria, which can lead them to cause cavities or infections in your teeth. 

How smiles impact self-confidence

Smiling also makes people feel good about themselves because it makes them feel like others accept them. When you smile, neuropeptides are released by the brain that helps fight off stress. Other neurotransmitters, such as endorphins, serotonin, and dopamine, also come into play.

Why laughing and smiling is important for mental health

Laughter and smiling are essential for your mental health, as well as your physical health. When you laugh or smile, the chemicals in your brain change to produce dopamine (the “feel good” hormone). 

Top dental treatments to get you holiday ready

Dental cleaning

Dental orteeth cleaning is a procedure to remove plaque and tartar from your teeth. The dental hygienist will use a tool called a scaler to remove tartar or the buildup of plaque on your teeth. 

Cosmetic dental bonding

This treatment can improve the appearance of your smile, such as if you have missing or broken teeth or if some teeth are crooked. The dentist will use composite resin material to fill in cracks, gaps, and chips. 

Teeth whitening

Teeth whitening is a cosmetic procedure that lightens teeth to the desired shade. 

If you visit Torbram Dental, you can ask for “Opalescence,” a take-home whitening kit. This is available in different carbamide peroxide concentrations, ranging from 15 to 35%. It also has fluoride and potassium nitride that can deal with the toughest stains.

Here is how you can use it:

  • Before you insert the whitening trays, brush and floss your teeth.
  • These whitening trays have tooth space. Dispense one small drop of whitening product into these spaces. Make sure that you don’t get any gel on the gums. If it happens, wipe it away immediately using a cotton swap, or you will feel irritated.
  • Wear overnight for the best results. You can also wear it for 2 to 4 hours twice a day.

The whole whitening process might take around 10 to 14 days. Once you have completed this initial process, you must do touch-ups every six months.

Tooth colored fillings

Tooth-colored fillings are made of composite resin, a material that can be used to restore decayed teeth. They are less likely to cause sensitivity or irritation than porcelain or gold fillings. 

Complete smile makeover

A complete smile makeover is a cosmetic dentistry procedure that can be used to improve the appearance of your teeth and gums. It includes teeth whitening, dental bonding, porcelain veneers, dental implants, gum recontouring, and dental crowns.

Share a smile and spread joy

If you want to share a smile this holiday season, here are a few gift ideas:

Gift-giving and stocking stuffer ideas  

Electronic toothbrush

The electronic toothbrush is a great gift for the holidays. Anyone can use it, and it’s an excellent way to help your loved one prepare for their trip abroad.

Sugar-free gum 

With all the fun flavours and packaging, putting a pack or two in a stocking is a great way to spread joy and smiles. 

Professional at-home teeth whitening kit

Give the gift of a bright smile! We recommend going with Torbram Dental’s Opalescence teeth whitening kit.

Lip balms

Lip balm is an excellent gift for anyone. It can be used to soothe chapped lips, windburn, sunburn, or even as a great moisturizer. 

Dental chews for pets

Let’s not forget about gifting our furry family members. Pet dental chews are a great way to keep your pet’s teeth clean and healthy.

The best way to gift someone is to share a smile and spread joy during the holidays

Do a random act of kindness 

Random acts of kindness are such a heartwarming way to show appreciation and care without expecting something in return. There are many ideas online to perform random acts of kindness that will definitely spread smiles. And who knows, that individual may even pay it forward. 

Give someone a compliment 

Compliments are an excellent way to show kindness and care. Compliments are not only for appearances but can also be towards someone’s work ethic, accomplishments, or character. A compliment is definitely a great way to spread a smile this holiday. 

Watch a fun holiday movie

Spending the holiday season is always better with some good old-fashioned entertainment. Fortunately, there are plenty of entertainment options to choose from.

Write out cards and hand them out to anyone you greet

Write a card and hand it out to anyone you meet or someone going through a hard time this holiday season.  We hope this article has helped you understand the meaning behind a healthy smile. If you’re looking for your first step to improve your oral health, we recommend starting with a trip to the dentist and an at-home oral hygiene routine to take care of your teeth and gums. Schedule a professional teeth cleaning with Torbram Dental today to ensure your smile is holiday ready. 

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