If you're sitting around with your family watching holiday classics this season, you've probably seen the family favorite Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer, in which the eponymous caribou meets up with an expanded cast of characters to save not only Christmas from a blizzard, but free the North Pole from the terrifying Abominable Snowman. One of the most memorable of these characters is Hermey the Elf, who is initially derided for his interest in dentistry, but ultimately comes to the rescue. It turns out the Abominable Snowman is not really abominable at all, he just had problems with his teeth, and after a little impromptu oral surgery turns out to be a friendly and helpful addition to the North Pole family.
If you have dental problems, you may be feeling abominable yourself, but, like Bumble, you can be transformed into a happier, healthier, more lovable you.
Dental Problems Can Make Mealtimes a Chore
Holiday foods are some of the best. Everyone joins together at the table (or the dessert buffet) to enjoy special dishes that only get made once or twice a year. Unfortunately, dental problems can make this a lot less enjoyable for you.
TMJ can cause jaw pain that makes it hard to chew. An infected tooth may lead to sensitivity that makes you want to put aside food completely. Old or poorly-fitted dentures can make it difficult or impossible to eat some of your holiday favorites. Fortunately, TMJ treatment, a root canal, and new dentures or dental implants can overcome these and free you to enjoy the holiday experience more fully.
Unattractive Smiles Make Socializing Less Enjoyable
If you're having happy holidays, you want to be able to show off your smile. But if you're uncomfortable because you don't like the way your smile looks, you may be reluctant to let yourself relax and enjoy yourself in company.
Cosmetic dentistry has solutions for virtually every complaint you may have about your smile.
Sleep Apnea Can Sap Your Energy
As enjoyable as they are, the holidays can also be exhausting. You need every ounce of energy you have to keep in the festive spirit, especially if you're planning to make it a late night for New Year's Eve.
But if you have sleep apnea, you may find yourself exhausted all day long. Add morning headaches, depression, irritability, and other symptoms, and sleep apnea can make for a not very fun season. Fortunately, there is an easy, comfortable sleep apnea treatment that is also fully portable for traveling.
There's Always Next Year
If you find yourself with any of these problems but not enough time to get them taken care of this season, plan for a happier holiday season next year.
Don't let dental problems make you the terror of your friends and family. Please contact Strober Dental in San Diego today to learn how we can make your season (and your smile) brighter.