It’s never too soon to start looking ahead to a new year and giving your oral health a fresh start.

After the holidays are over, visit your Punta Gorda dentist so we can talk about your oral health goals for 2021 and what it will take to achieve them.

Today, we want to offer some ideas for staying in control of dental problems and how to get back on track if you’ve already been struggling with issues affecting your teeth and gums.

Here are two strategies that will help your smile stay bright and beautiful in the new year when you make Smiles of Punta Gorda your trusted source for quality dental care!

Protecting Your Smile

For great oral health all year long, you not only want to remain vigilant with your daily oral hygiene at home. You’ll need to visit us routinely for dental cleanings and exams.

But we offer more strategies for preventing dental problems than just cleaning your teeth and spotting potential issues.

We can provide your teeth with a strong barrier against harmful bacteria and a strengthening treatment to remineralize microscopic damage to your tooth enamel.

With dental sealants and fluoride varnishes, your teeth will stay safer for longer in between your routine hygiene appointments! These are easy preventive services that go a long way in keeping your oral health on the right track.

If you have any athletes in the family, you can also avoid dental problems by giving them a custom mouthguard. This will protect their teeth and gums comfortably while they’re participating in a winter or spring sport, and it will lower the risk of painful injuries and the costly dental treatments they often require.

Restoring Your Smile

Maybe the challenges of 2020 have made it difficult for you to maintain good oral health.

You’re not alone. Dentists across the country have had to adjust their hours and available services to some extent due to the pandemic, which means many people may have had a harder time getting the preventive care they needed.

Not just that, but being quarantined for weeks or months at a time has likely meant a lot more baking, and more sugar consumption, than many people are used to.

In other words, preventing dental problems has been an issue for everyone this year, so perhaps your first priority is to restore your smile in 2021.

There are many ways we can do that, depending on the problems with your oral health you’ve been dealing with like tooth decay, cavities, or dental damage:

  • Dental Crowns & Bridges – You can make your smile whole again with dental crowns and bridges if you need to replace one or several teeth. We can add dental implants to your restorative treatment plan to give you the strongest, most secure new teeth available. Even a single dental crown can restore your smile, however, if all you have is a weak, discolored, or a damaged tooth that needs to be reinforced.
  • Tooth-Colored Fillings – Being too long away from the dentist may have resulted in a cavity or two, but with our tooth-colored fillings, you can treat decayed teeth in a seamless way that won’t leave behind any visible evidence of dental work!
  • Dental Veneers – Just as strong as they are beautiful, dental veneers can transform unhealthy, damaged teeth down to your exact specifications about how you want your new smile to look.
  • Dental Implants – As we mentioned, implants can be secured to your crowns, bridges, and even dentures so your smile isn’t just whole again, but it’s incredibly strong. Dental implants give you the best long-term oral health outlook, as well, so you can maintain a healthy smile for the rest of your life with the right care.

Call For Your First Dental Appointment of 2021

Get a head start on making your smile everything it could be by putting your first dental appointment of 2021 on the calendar now. We can discuss what you’d like to achieve in the new year and make sure you have what you need for a gorgeous, confident, and healthy smile.

Call Dr. Martin and Smiles of Punta Gorda at 941-585-0424 to request an appointment in Punta Gorda, FL.