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Start the Summer Right: Preventative Dental Care

Start the Summer Right: Preventative Dental Care

We all know that summer is a great time for family vacations and fun adventures but many people don’t realize that summer is also the best time to catch up on your family’s oral health needs. When school is out, your kids don’t have class, homework, extracurricular activities, or school sports taking up as much of their time, making it much easier to find time to get them to the dentist.

At Heroes Dental, we understand how valuable your time is. Many family dentists take extra time off during the summer, making it difficult to schedule the dental visits your family needs. The dedicated team at Heroes Dental, however, is there for you all summer long, and we are ready to help you make the most of the extra time your children have in the summer by taking care of their oral health.

Call us at any our South Texas offices to schedule your dental appointments today. We are even open on evenings and some Saturdays so we can accommodate your family’s busy schedule.

What are the best dental procedures to get done in the summer?

Beautiful white teeth lead to confident smiles. If you can’t remember the last time you or your children smiled with confidence, maybe it’s time to visit your Rio Grande Valley dentist and see how they can help. Summer is an ideal time to focus on your family’s oral health by considering the following dental procedure options:

Teeth Whitening: Nothing improves a smile faster than whitening your teeth with one of our safe, effective, and natural-looking methods. Call one of our Rio Grande Valley or Laredo offices today to find out more about the exciting ways you can say goodbye to yellow, stained, or unevenly colored teeth.

Crowns, Veneers, and Bridges: At Heroes Dental, we pride ourselves on staying up-to-date with the latest technology that can improve the look and feel of your teeth. If you have gaps in your teeth, if you are missing teeth, or if you have unevenly shaped teeth, you may want to consider same-day crowns, veneers, or bridges. Our dental team is ready to answer any questions you may have about these innovative procedures that can vastly improve the look of your smile.

Braces: Advances in dental technology have created more options than ever for straightening teeth. Braces are no longer as painful and intrusive of a treatment option and getting your children started with braces during the summer is a good way to ease them into the process. Ask our dental team which option would be best for you or your child.

What Is preventative dental care?

Keeping teeth healthy is easier, cheaper, and less painful than treating them after they have been damaged. You can go a long way in maintaining healthy teeth for yourself and your family by practicing preventative dental care. The following are some easy ways of practicing preventative dental care – especially during these summer months when we become a little laxer in our traditional routines:

Twice-Daily Brushing: Brushing your teeth in the morning and right before bed is a simple way to protect against tooth decay. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that people brush twice a day for two minutes with a fluoride-based toothpaste.

Flossing: The ADA also recommends daily flossing, or interdental cleaning, at least once a day. Using dental floss or other interdental cleaners helps remove plaque from places on your teeth that your toothbrush cannot reach. By not removing the plaque on your teeth, you risk developing gingivitis and cavities. You also lose the natural white brilliance of your teeth when you allow plaque to build up.

Regular Dental Checkups: Visiting your dentist twice a year provides your teeth with the cavity assessment, deep cleaning, and fluoride treatment that they need to stay healthy and strong.

Cutting Down on Sugar: In an effort to educate your children about the negative effects of sugar on oral health, our Rio Grande Valley dentist offices are decorated with “sugar bugs” named Plaki Plak, Gingi Gin, and Cavity Creep. Summer is a perfect time to remind your children about the importance of a healthy diet and we find that this is a fun way to warn them of the problems that too much sugar can cause.

Make this summer a healthy one for your family by following these dental health tips, and don’t let the summer slip by without contacting us to set up an appointment with the experienced family dentists at Heroes Dental.

When the busy season of fall comes around, you’ll be glad you took advantage of the summer to get your family’s teeth looking and feeling better than ever.