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Legacy Smile’s Oral Health Tips For Summer

  • June 1, 2016
Pediatric Dentistry 2 | Legacy Smiles - Billings, MT

Hello and welcome to the Legacy Smiles blog!

Around here, we make every effort to provide a comfortable, convenient atmosphere that is perfect for children and older adults alike. So, if you live in the area, you can plan to bring the whole family!

In any event, we are excited that summer is finally here. There is so much to do, so much to see, and so many great people to share the season with. There’s just one thing: please don’t forget about your oral health needs! To help keep you focused, we’ve come up with our 2016 tips for summer.

Read on to see what you should be doing, and when you are finished, be sure to get in-touch with our Billings, MT team to schedule your preventive appointment. We can’t wait to see your smiling face in our office!

Drink Water Like It Is Going Out Of Style

Drinking water does your body a lot of good. Hydration is especially important in the summertime. But beyond the health benefits, it can also help keep your breath from becoming offensive by allowing you to produce enough saliva to fight off the bad-breath-causing bacteria.

Don’t Indulge In Too Many Sugary Snacks

Cold, refreshing sodas or icy popsicles won’t be much good for your smile in the long run because all that sugar will feed the bacteria that brings about cavities. No one wants to deal with fillings in the fall! Try to limit your intake of such things!

Brush, Brush, Brush

Sure your schedule is relaxed and the living is easy, but you should still be brushing your teeth for 2 minutes or more, at least twice each day. That’s the gospel according to the American Dental Association, and we concur. This will keep cavities and disease at bay, and it will leave your mouth feeling clean.

Follow With Floss

Keep in mind that brushing is great but it is never going to be enough. To go after the plaque and tartar that remains between your teeth and in other hard to see areas, dental floss is the weapon you’ll need. Do it at least once each day.

Make Time For Mouthwash

There are fluoride mouthwashes available that can bring added oral health benefits. It is a nice way to finish off your routine.

Plan To Visit Legacy Smiles

Our professional teeth cleanings can take care of any bacteria, tartar, or plaque that is waiting to cause problems. We have tools you just won’t find in your medicine cabinet.

Plus, our in-depth oral exams will give you an idea of what is going on in with your teeth and gums. We now feature a state-of-the-art cone beam CT scanner in addition to the digital x-rays, intra-oral cameras and dental lasers we rely on every day.

If you are interested, we can provide even more prevention through fluoride treatments and sealants for kids and grown-ups alike.

Come See What We Can Do For You This Summer!

Contact us today to schedule your next appointment at Legacy Smiles of Billings, MT!


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