- November 27, 2015
Healthy Mouths, Beautiful Smiles
Hello Folks. Welcome back to the Holly Dental Care blog. We are your trusted source for dentistry solutions and oral health education in Holly, Michigan.
It is hard to believe that Thanksgiving time is here. We really do have so much to be thankful for around here, including good health. That is something that should never be taken for granted. At Holly Dental Care, we are always thinking about ways to maintain and improve the situation in your mouth.
Once entrusted to our care, there are some basic practices that you will have to keep up with, but then you can leave the rest to us.
Brush Like You Mean It
At any given time, there is dangerous bacteria, tartar and plaque on the loose in your mouth, even before you get your first teeth. That is why it is essential to brush your teeth like you mean it all through your life.
If you want to prevent tooth decay, gum disease, bad breath, and tooth loss, everyone in your family should be brushing their teeth and gums a minimum of twice a day, and for 2 minutes at a stretch.
Make Friends With Floss
Brushing your teeth is only the beginning. Still, when you are brushing, you need to cover all the areas that you can reach.
After that, dental floss is the only way to effectively finish the job.
This is because there are regions in between your teeth that can not be reached by a toothbrush.
Food, bacteria, plaque and tartar will accumulate in these places. Given enough time, they will create the sort of decay and disease that is painful and costly to treat.
It will be in your best interest to add flossing to your daily routine.
You might even want to incorporate some fluoride mouthwash or tap water (which also contains fluoride).
Find A Dentist You Can Trust
Finding a good dentist in Holly, MI will be key to your ongoing health and wellness. That’s because no matter how religiously you brush, floss, and rinse your teeth, there is still going to always be more work to do.
Even after your daily drill, dangerous tartar, plaque and bacteria will inevitably linger in the deep grooves and harder to see regions of the mouth. This can cause problems for you over time.
If you want to avoid unnecessary cavities and tooth loss, our team can provide professional teeth cleaning, gum disease evaluation, checkups, diagnostic exams and cavity-prevention techniques that you just can’t do at home.
What’s more, when you are at our Holly, MI dental office, we can screen for oral cancer and also look for signs of other emerging issues in your body.
To keep your mouth in great shape, we suggest that you are making your family’s preventative appointments every 3-6 months.
Ready to Get Started?
What is holding you back? We are extremely excited to partner with your family on oral health. You will be in good hands with Holly Dental Care of Holly, Michigan!
Contact us today to schedule your first appointment and see how easy maintaining a healthy smile can be.