- December 13, 2015
Healthy Smiles For The New Year
Hello again. Thanks for stopping by the Holly Dental Care blog!
With December already upon us, you should know that there is still a little time left to make use of any 2015 insurance benefits that you may have coming to you. If you aren’t able to get here that fast, though, your Holly, MI dentist will be happy to see you in 2016! Just don’t let your preventive dental care get away from you!
Did you know that you will have 32 teeth by the time you are an adult? There are four different types of teeth, and each has a special job. Incisors cut food. Canines tear food. Bicuspids crush food. And molars grind food. That’s pretty cool when you think about it!
Your job is to care for all of them to make sure they are there when you need them! We are here to be your partner in oral health, but you will be the one taking the lead role. As such, we wanted to review some essentials that you might want to make a part of your New Year’s resolutions.
Brush, Brush, Brush
Did you know that, 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.
That’s not just us talking either, that’s coming directly from the American Dental Association.
Floss Is Your Friend
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).
Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dentist
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.
Learn More, Get Started
Why put it off any longer?
We are ready to partner with your family on oral health. ANd you will be in good hands moving forward 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 in the New Year and beyond!