Be Prepared This Holiday Season
December has arrived, and we can feel the excitement in the air! The holiday season is upon us, and we love hearing about everyone’s plans for holiday parties and get-togethers with family and friends, day trips for when school is closed, plans to visit family, and vacations for escaping the cold weather. No matter what exciting plans you have for this time of year, we want our patients to be prepared if an orthodontic emergency happens. Continue reading for some helpful tips and ways you can be prepared.
How to be Prepared For an Emergency
During your holiday festivities and celebrations, it is important to remember to follow the rules that we recommended at the start of your treatment. Although it can be tricky during this time of year with all of the delicious treats, please remember to avoid any hard or sticky foods. Incidents to your hardware can happen at any time. It is helpful to have certain materials on hand, especially if it is not possible to get to our office immediately:
- Orthodontic wax
- Interproximal brushes
- Over-the-counter pain relievers
- Dental floss
Communication is Key
If you experience an orthodontic emergency during the holidays, it is important to get in touch with our office as soon as possible. Emergencies happen from time to time, and that’s ok. So, when there is an emergency, please do not wait until after the holidays to call our office. We can help walk you through the proper steps to follow and will determine if you need to be seen as soon as possible for an emergency appointment. Your oral health and well-being are extremely important to us, and we would hate for you or your loved one to experience any discomfort or need additional treatment time due to lack of communication.
We look forward to seeing you at your next appointment, and remember, if you experience any form of an emergency with your hardware, be sure to contact our office located in Southfield, MI. We wish you and your family a happy and healthy holiday season.