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Head Into Summer With A Healthy Smile

  • June 5, 2016

Welcome to the Holly Dental Care blog!

We are here to be your partner in oral health, all through the year. Now that Memorial Day weekend is upon us, the unofficial start of summer is here.

That means that camping and swimming are in full-effect at the Holly Recreation Area, slushies are being served over at Diehls Orchard & Cider Mill, and in general, life is good.

But with so much going on, you’ll want to make sure you still pay plenty of attention to your smile! To help you keep your oral health in-tact this summer, our team has compiled some tips for keeping your mouth clean and your smile looking its best.

When you are finished reading, be sure to follow up with one of our staff members to schedule your next preventive dental appointment in our Holly, Michigan office!

Limit The Sugar

Sure, a nice cold fountain Coke or a frozen treat is a real pleasure for some of us, especially when you are hanging by the water, or travelling. But these choices won’t be good for your smile because all that sugar will feed the bacteria that produces decay. Try to limit your sugar intake whenever possible.

Get Enough Water

Drinking water will do your body good. And drinking water will help keep your breath fresh too. That’s because water allows you to make enough saliva to destroy the bad-breath-causing bacteria strains. It’s an easy and refreshing thing to do for yourself!

Brush Like Always

Bacteria doesn’t take a vacation That’s why you should still be brushing your teeth for 2 minutes or more, at least twice each day. This will help keep cavities and disease from taking over, and it will leave your mouth feeling fresh and clean.

Flossing Takes It Further

Just brushing your teeth is never going to get rid of all the bad stuff. To remove the plaque and tartar that remains between your teeth and in other hard to reach places, dental floss is the tool you will need to get the job done.

Try A Mouthwash

There are good fluoride mouthwashes available at every drugstore in Michigan that can deliver added oral health benefits.

Visit Holly Dental Care

You will definitely want to make us a part of your summer plans.

Our professional teeth cleanings can take care of any bacteria, tartar, or plaque that remains after your best efforts at home.

What’s more, our complete exams will give you an idea of what is going on in your mouth. We are also pleased to provide one of the most advanced oral cancer screening systems available: VELscope. VELscope is an FDA-approved device with a special light that shows suspicious growths and tissues that might be missed by an ordinary scanner.

We also offer additional prevention techniques like fluoride treatments and dental sealants.

That’s why visiting us every 3-6 months is always your best bet!

Learn More, Get Started!

Give us a call today at 877-321-1933 to learn more about preventive dentistry in Holly and to get started!