Oral Health Tips For The New Year

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At our Royal Oak MI dental office, we strive to make preventive dentistry solutions easy and accessible for all patients. As part of our program, North Oaks Dental will be posting helpful tips throughout the year including the oral health advice we’ve assembled below. Keep reading, and then be sure to call us at 248-712-1522 to schedule your next appointment with our caring team of dental professionals. 

Take The Time To Brush 

Our friends at the American Dental Association say that you should brush your teeth twice a day for at least two minutes each time. We whole-heartedly agree. Just don’t do it too hard or you might damage your teeth and gums, while trying to do what is right for them. When it comes to removing plaque, longer periods of brushing is better than harder.

Make Sure You Floss

Flossing is important. Alot of the surface area of a tooth is actually hidden below the gumline where a toothbrush can’t reach. Accordingly, taking this step every day will reduce your risk of tooth decay and gum disease, which is the #1 cause of tooth loss in adults. So, make sure you are doing this once a day at least. 

Drink Lots Of Water

Drinking water helps with producing saliva. And water, since it does not contain any harmful substances like sugar and has no acidity, will also clean out food particles. Additionally, tap water contains fluoride, a natural substance that has been shown to reduce the risk of tooth decay and even restore damaged enamel. 

Visit North Oaks Dental!

Doing your part at home on a daily basis is a critical step, but professional help will be required if you expect to keep smiling big as the years go by. Fortunately for you, North Oaks Dental has the tools and technology to help get you back on track and keep you there through all the seasons of life. The best part is that we are always accepting new patients. So, if you are looking for a new home for high-quality dental care at affordable prices, ask us about our new patient exam for just $39! You can add a dental cleaning to that and pay just $99! For an appointment, call our Royal Oak dentist’s office at 248-712-1522 or fill out our online form

 

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