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Summertime Tips For Cavity Prevention [BLOG]

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It is hard to believe that summer is right around the corner. While we hope you have plenty of reasons to smile, we don’t want you to have so much fun that you forget about your ongoing oral health needs, which never take a vacation! To help you keep such things top of mind, the team here at North Oaks Dental has put together some guidelines for keeping your mouth clean and your smile looking great all through the season. Please keep reading, and then be sure to follow up right away to request your next cavity prevention appointment in Royal Oak, MI. All you have to do is call us at 248-712-1522, we’ll take care of the rest!

Avoid The Ice Cream Man

A cold pop or sugary snack (especially a tasty treat from the Golden Cone) can be appealing in the summer months that lie ahead, especially when you are camping, hanging by the pool, or out on the road. But such choices won’t be good for you in the long run because all that sugar will feed the bacteria that brings about tooth decay. If you don’t want to get fillings come autumn, be mindful of your sugar intake!

Drink Lots And Lots Of Water

We all know on some level that drinking water is a good idea for your body. But not everyone realizes that it can help keep your breath fresh by allowing you to produce enough saliva to eradicate the bad-breath-causing bacteria. Any water you can get with fluoride added is even better!

Be All Business When It Comes To Brushing

Even though your everyday life may feel more relaxed, you should still be brushing your teeth for 2 minutes or more, at least twice each day. This will keep cavities and gum disease out of the picture, and it will leave your mouth feeling refreshed.

Take The Time To Floss

Brushing is the best way to kickoff your daily routine but brushing alone is never going to be enough to get the whole job done. To tackle the plaque and tartar that remains between your teeth and in other hard to see areas, dental floss is your best bet. Do it often if you want to keep smiling big!

Rinse With Fluoride

This is an easy way to step up your game. There are fluoride mouthwashes available at any grocery store that can bring added oral health benefits. Be sure to check the labels for age-appropriateness, as they aren’t all the same.

Visit North Oaks Dental

For the best results, you will want to find some time to come in for a checkup this summer. After all, we can only do so much for your smile if you never show your face in our welcoming office. Coming in every three to six months really is key for optimizing your oral health.

If anxiety has been keeping you away, we can help you work through those issues. We even have a certified sedation dentist on our team and we have sedation options safe enough even for your young children. This is important stuff.

You see, with our professional teeth cleanings we can eradicate any bacteria, tartar, or plaque that is waiting around to cause trouble later. Plus, our complete oral exams will give you a clearer picture of what is going on in your mouth at any given time. Early detection and treatment is always the easiest path.

Remember, we also offer additional preventive treatments designed to meet your current needs at any given time. And we have a total of 13 patient rooms and a large, friendly staff, so we can get your whole family in and out quickly, all at the same time.

Call Today For A Healthier Summer

Taking the aforementioned tips to heart, especially the one about visiting our office, will keep your mouth healthy and your smile looking its best all summer long. All you have to do now is call North Oaks Dental in Royal Oak, MI today at 248-712-1522 or contact us online to schedule your cavity prevention appointment.

 

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