Preventive dentistry never takes a vacation. Your oral health is a big deal to us all year long. As such, at our Royal Oak MI dental office, we are always educating our patients about the steps they can take to maintain a great-looking smile at every stage of life. To that end, North Oaks Dental has a few tips for you today. Keep reading for those, and then give us a call at 248-712-1522 (Royal Oak) 248-963-1969 (New Hudson) to schedule your next visit with us. You’ll be so glad that you did because we have comprehensive dentistry solutions all under one convenient roof.

Brush Your Teeth

The ADA recommends that you brush your teeth twice a day. And you need to be brushing for at least two minutes at a stretch. Also, don’t make the mistake of brushing too hard. This can actually damage your teeth and gums! Plaque, the cavity-causing film you want to remove during brushing, is a soft substance and easily removed. Longer is better than harder, because it allows you to get to all the places that need to be cleaned.

Floss Every Day

Flossing is another non-negotiable step of a patient’s daily home hygiene routine. This is because brushing can only clean a portion of the tooth. Another 35 percent of the tooth is actually located beneath the gum-line. The best way to clean that portion of the tooth is with floss. So, the next time you think about not flossing, consider that portion of the tooth you’re not cleaning. Flossing every day will reduce your risk of tooth decay and gum disease, which is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. 

Consume Water

Drinking water is so good for you, especially during the summer months. Staying hydrated is essential for your overall health, and your teeth. When we drink enough water, our mouths are producing more saliva. The water, which does not contain any harmful substances like sugar and has no acidity, will also clean out food particles. Plus, most tap water contains fluoride, a natural substance that has been proven to reduce the risk of tooth decay and even restore damaged enamel. 

Call Our Office!

While the above suggestions are great, there is something we think you ought to add to that list: coming to see us. Obviously, one of the best ways to boost your oral health is to visit a qualified dentist on a regular basis. This will allow you to keep your teeth and gums clean, and to know early on if anything is amiss in your mouth.

North Oaks Dental is ready when you are. We are always accepting new patients. In fact, we have a new patient exam special for just $39! You can add a dental cleaning to that and pay just $99! To get started soon, call our Royal Oak dentist’s office at 248-712-1522 (Royal Oak) 248-963-1969 (New Hudson) or fill out our online form. What are you waiting for?