Don’t Let Your Teeth Steal Your Vacation Days

Updated March 11, 2022

sick daysYou work hard, and you deserve the right to play hard too. That’s the whole reason for vacation days. But too often, vacation days are used for something other than fun times with the family. In fact, 164 million work hours are lost each year because of dental problems. At our dental office in Memphis, we’d prefer you save days away from the office for something fun other than visiting us (although we promise we really like seeing you!), and we know just the way.

It’s All About Prevention

There’s plenty of reasons we recommend you come to see us at least twice a year. Sure, we love to see you and catch up on how things are going, but in order to ensure your mouth isn’t lurking with some scary stuff, we need to get you in the chair and check out what’s happening.

Preventive appointments with your dentist in Memphis are crucial to catching any potential problems before they become big, big problems. There’s a common belief that if you have a problem with your teeth, you’d know it. Unfortunately, that’s not true. Many times when you start to become aware of a problem, it’s already progressed into something more serious.

Gum Disease

Gum disease is one of those sneaky oral health concerns that can show no symptoms. However, when it does, it’s usually overlooked as normal. We’re talking about bleeding gums when you brush or floss. Bleeding is never ok and is a sign that something needs serious attention. If caught early on, gum disease is treatable. If it’s left to fester, it can lead to tooth loss and whole-body problems like heart disease and stroke.


Cavities rarely have any symptoms early on, and if you keep regular hygiene appointments, we often catch them in the beginning stages, making them easier to treat. It’s when we don’t catch them before they have a chance to affect the nerves when you will have pain. When this happens, treatment is usually more advanced and may warrant a root canal or another procedure.

Don’t let dental problems keep you from enjoying your time off. Make an appointment at our dental office in Memphis. We’ll make sure to get and keep your smile in it’s healthiest form so it’s ready for all those smile-inducing moments this vacation.

Accepting patients from Memphis, Germantown, Cordova, and surrounding areas.