Dental Dos And Don’ts For Summertime
- June 15, 2016
Hello and welcome to the Gentle Dental Care blog!
You really can’t beat summer in Plainville. Families all over town are firing up the grill and splashing around the pool. But be careful not to neglect your smile in this laid-back season of fun in the sun.
Maintaining good oral health is a year round endeavor, and you can depend on us to be there to help keep you on-track regardless of the weather.
To that end, we have some dental dos and don’ts that will ensure that your mouth stays clean and your is smile is looking its best all summer long!
Sugar Is A Must To Avoid
The sugar in soft drinks or icey treats will only feed the bacteria that causes cavities. If you don’t want to go back to school with a mouth full of fillings, forego the sugar-snacks and drink lots of water instead of soda pop. That brings us to our next point!
Hydration Is Huge
Drinking water in the summer months makes good sense for a number of reasons. But did you know that it will also keep your breath fresh? That’s right! It’s primarily because water allows you to make saliva enough to counteract the bad-breath-causing bacteria.
Brush With Vigor
Brushing your teeth for two minutes or more, at least twice each day will go a long way. It will leave you feeling fresh and it will make it hard for tartar and plaque to do much damage.
Floss Like You Mean It
Brushing is only the beginning. To really remove the food, plaque and tartar that remains between your teeth and in other hard to see places, dental floss is your best weapon.
Find A Fluoride Mouthwash
Fluoride mouthwashes can deliver added health benefits. Adding this practice to your routine is an easy way to add extra protection to your smile.
Get In To See Us!
Our professional teeth cleanings are designed to tackle any bacteria, tartar, or plaque that can not be dealt with at home. Plus, our thorough exams will alert us to anything that may be unfolding in your mouth. We have the tools and training to spot the warning signs of gum disease, tooth decay, and even oral cancer. If you are interested, we can also provide additional prevention methods such as dental sealants or fluoride treatments, both of which are guaranteed to keep you smiling.
What’s more, The entire dental staff here at Gentle Dental Care recently underwent advanced training to ensure that we are prepared to address life-threatening health issues and emergencies. So, you can rest assured that you will always be in good hands with us.
If you are still a bit apprehensive about coming in for a visit, we can help you relax with one of our sedation dentistry techniques. As it happens, Dr. Peltzer is one of the most highly-skilled sedation dentists (and anesthesiologists) in the state of Connecticut.
Take The Next Step!
Why wait? Contact Gentle Dental Care today to schedule your summer appointment in Plainville. We’ll make it easy for you to stay on the good road till fall! Give us a call at 860-479-2397, and we’ll take care of the rest.