Christmas is approaching and, if you’re like us, you’ve got holiday music in heavy rotation on Spotify. One of our favorites is “The 12 Days of Christmas.” We especially like this fun version by Straight No Chaser. As the year draws to a close, inspired by one of our favorite holiday songs, we’re inviting you to celebrate 12 days of dentistry with us.

If you’d like to fit in a dental cleaning or other service before Christmas, you still have time! Call Carmichael Dental Care at 334-600-1423.

1st Day of Dentistry: Strong Dental Warranty

On the first day of dentistry we offer to our patients one strong warranty. We’re so confident in the quality of our dental restorations that you’ll receive a warranty for dental crowns, bridges, and dentures (partial or full). If any of them break within three years due to normal wear-and-tear, we’ll remake them for you and you’ll pay nothing.

2nd Day of Dentistry: Two Kinds of Sedation

Some dental practices offer just one kind of sedation for soothing anxious patients. We offer two:

  • Quick-acting inhaled sedation (also called laughing gas)
  • Oral sedation, in the form of a relaxing prescription medication you’ll take before your appointment

Our dentists will help you determine which kind of sedation is best for your situation.

3rd Day of Dentistry: Three Ways to Restore a Decayed Tooth

Depending on the degree of decay in your tooth, our dentists will repair the damage with:

  • Dental filling made of tooth-colored composite that looks completely natural in your smile
  • Inlay or onlay, restorations that work well for a teeth that are too damaged to support a filling but not damaged enough to need a crown
  • Dental crown, which can repair even a severely decayed tooth

4th Day of Dentistry: Four Factors to Consider for Tooth Replacement

If you’re trying to decide whether to replace a single missing tooth with a dental bridge or a dental implant/dental crown combination, there are several factors you’ll need to consider. We covered four important ones in a blog post:

  • Longevity
  • Cost
  • Possible bone loss
  • Impact on healthy teeth

5th Day of Dentistry: Five Dental Implant Questions

While dental implants offer many advantages over other kinds of replacement teeth, they also involve a surgical procedure and a significant expense. Because of this, most patients considering implants have plenty of questions about them. Our dentists answered five common implant questions in a recent blog post.

6th Day of Dentistry: Six Oral Hygiene Travel Tips

Vacations take us out of our usual routine. That’s great for our mental health, but not always so terrific for tooth care. A trip, whether it’s a quick weekend getaway or a lengthy trip overseas, can really disrupt our oral hygiene. In a blog post from July, our dentists provided six tips for caring for your teeth while traveling.

7th Day of Dentistry: You May Need an Athletic Mouthguard

In the “12 Days of Christmas” song, Day 7 is seven swans a-swimming. Interestingly, swimming is one of the few sports where you probably don’t need a mouthguard to protect your teeth. You should wear a mouthguard for just about every other athletic activity that involves bodily contact, possible falls, or flying equipment. This includes sports like baseball, basketball, soccer, football, hockey, and gymnastics. Ask our dentists about a custom-made mouthguard at your next exam.

8th Day of Dentistry: 8 Ways to Overcome Dental Fear

Dental fear is a problem if it keeps you from getting the dental care you need to keep your smile healthy. Because of this, we’re committed to doing everything we can to help you overcome it. In a blog post from October, our dentists suggested eight things that some of our patients have done to beat their dental fear. Some of their techniques may help you too!

9th Day of Dentistry: Consider Facial Rejuvenation

The ninth day in the song is nine ladies dancing. If you’ll be hitting the dance floor at parties or other events this holiday season, you may want to consider a facial rejuvenation treatment. We offer Botox for minimizing the look of fine lines and wrinkles and Juvéderm for adding volume to cheeks, lips, or other areas of the face. These treatments help you look younger and more vibrant.

10th Day of Dentistry: We’ve Got a Payment Plan for You

We’re up to 10 lords a-leaping. You may not exactly feel like jumping for joy if you’re worried about paying for your dental care. We offer many payment options, including our Carmichael Advantage Dental Savings Plan. If you don’t insurance, you can simply pay an annual membership fee that covers exams, cleanings, and other preventive care and also provides discounts of 20 percent on other services.

11th Day of Dentistry: Sleep Soundly Through the Night

It’s 11 pipers piping in “The 12 Days of Christmas.” Sounds annoying, right? Members of your household may feel that way if your loud snoring makes it tough for them to sleep. Fortunately we offer treatment with a custom-made appliance. It moves your jaw into a position that keeps your airway open while you sleep, so no more snoring!

12th Day of Dentistry: Relax When You’re With Us

Drummers drumming wrap up the 12 days. If you have dental anxiety, your heart may beat like a drum at the prospect of an appointment with us. But you needn’t feel that way! In addition to our two kinds of dental sedation, our compassionate team makes you comfortable with amenities in our treatment rooms, like TV, pillows, and headphones for listening to music.

We hope you enjoyed our 12 days of dentistry! If you need to make an appointment with us, call us today at 334-600-1423.