- September 3, 2015
Holly Dental Care’s Healthy Habits For Oral Health
It is hard to believe that Labor Day is already here and summer is gone.
Life for Michigan families has quickly returned to the craziness of another school year, fall sports schedules, and countless extracurricular activities.
Sometimes, when you are caught up in the everyday flow of these things, it can be difficult to take time out to think about your family’s continued health and wellness.
At Holly Dental Care, we know how important it is for you to have a dental practice that is capable of covering all of your family’s ever-changing dental needs in one convenient spot.
That’s why our family dental services include preventive dentistry, children’s dentistry, sedation dentistry, hygiene services, gum disease treatment, root canal and restorations, cosmetics (whitening, veneers, adult braces), dental implants, and NTI migraine management.
While entrusted to our care, we will also do our best to keep your family educated on best oral health practices. In today’s blog post, we wanted to just review some basics that everyone should be doing throughout their life.
Teeth Can’t Clean Themselves
We all know that we probably ought to be brushing our teeth, even if we don’t always get around to doing it.
But consider this: at any given time, there is dangerous bacteria, tartar and plaque on the loose in your mouth.
To effectively prevent 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 120 seconds.
A Toothbrush Can Only Do So Much
When you are brushing, you need to cover all the areas that you possibly can.
Still, dental floss is the only way to finish the job.
This is because there are areas (mostly in between your teeth) that can not be serviced by a toothbrush. This is where food, bacteria, plaque and tartar love to congregate. Left to their own devices, they will create the sort of decay and disease that is painful to treat.
In the long run, the less painful route is to add flossing to your routine.
You might even want to finish off your daily drill with some fluoride mouthwash.
The Dentist Is Your Best Friend (For Keeping Your Mouth Healthy)
Your friends here at Holly Dental Care can tell you that no matter how rigorously you brush, floss, and rinse your teeth, unwanted tartar, plaque and bacteria can still take hold in the deep grooves and more obscure regions of the mouth.
To prevent unnecessary tooth decay and loss (and ultimately save you time and money on later dental work) our team provides professional teeth cleaning, gum disease evaluation, checkups, diagnostic exams and cavity-prevention techniques (including dental sealants and fluoride treatments).
While you are here, we can screen for oral cancer and also look for signs of other issues in your body. Everything is interconnected in terms of your overall wellbeing. For instance, gum disease is actually linked to heart disease!
Just remember that it is always in your best interest to keep your teeth and gums in excellent condition and not to let anything get away from you.
For optimal health, we suggest that you are scheduling your family’s preventative appointments every 3-6 months.
We Are Ready, Are You?
At Holly Dental Care, we seek to cultivate bonds of trust with our patients.
With our team, you can trust that we’re all working together with you and your family toward the shared goals of happy, healthy teeth and a radiant smile.
Contact us today to schedule your first appointment and see how easy good oral health can be.