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5 Things You Can Do For Your Dental Health This Summer

June 1, 2021
by: Dr. Ammons
Maintaining good dental health is even more important than you might think, given the fact that oral health has such a huge impact on your overall health. It's no exaggeration to say that if you are a person suffering from poor oral health, there are likely to be a few other bodily issues which are also troubling you, or which are about to become issues.

This summer, why not make a resolution to address your dental health, and take a huge step toward improving your general state of well-being? The dental staff at Ammons Dental by Design encourages you to take the following steps toward achieving good dental health, so you can really enjoy the summer season and the days beyond.

Children's dental health

If you have young children, make sure their dental health needs are also being cared for, because starting out with good oral hygiene is a great way to get a youngster off to a good start in life. Establishing good oral habits at a young age will instill in them the value of taking good care of their teeth and gums, and it will make severe problems later on much less likely.

Oral health

Your own oral health care routine should include brushing at least twice each day, as well as flossing after meals. Almost every time you eat something, material will get stuck between your teeth, and if it isn't removed, it will decay in place and produce bacteria which can assault your tooth enamel. It's also a good idea to rinse your mouth out with a good mouthwash once daily, because that will destroy most of the harmful bacteria which populate your mouth, and it will minimize the possibility that you get sick or have other oral issues.

Oral health care tips

Apart from the recommendations described above, there are a few other things you should incorporate into your oral health care program. For one thing, if you notice any persistent hot or cold sensations on your teeth, you should have it checked out by your dentist, because it may be a cavity which is forming, or you may have gum sensitivity. Naturally, if you have a cracked tooth, a discolored tooth, or one that gets chipped in some kind of athletic activity, you should contact your dentist right away, because early treatment will give you a better chance of recovering the tooth without damage.

Eat a balanced diet

You should eat a balanced diet which minimizes sweets and sodas, because there are always excessive sugars in these kinds of foodstuffs. Sugar is quite harmful to your teeth, especially if not quickly cleaned off tooth surfaces. By eating a well-balanced diet, you should stay in better general health, and that will allow your mouth to fight off the attacks from bacteria more effectively.

Quit smoking

If you're a smoker, you should make every effort to quit the habit as soon as possible. Smoking discolors and stains your teeth, and it damages gum tissue. There are practically no good things which come from smoking, other than satisfying the craving you might have for tobacco. If you can rid yourself of the smoking habit, you will undoubtedly enjoy better oral health, and your overall state of wellness will also be improved significantly.

Contact Us

One of the best things you can do to maintain good dental health is to keep regular appointments with your dentist, so any issues can be identified early, before they become problems. Call us today to setup an appointment or to ask any questions you might have about our services. At Ammons Dental by Design, we are always ready to deliver top-notch dental care to our patients, and we go out of our way to make sure you have an enjoyable experience at our dental clinic.

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Multiple Convenient Dental Locations Near Charleston

Ammons Dental By Design has four locations so you can find the most convenient office for your family.
CAMDEN
1015 Fair St.
Camden, SC 29020
Monday – Thursday:
8am – 5pm
P: (803) 969-0365
F: (803) 432-2625
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DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON
14 Lockwood Dr,
Charleston, SC 29401
(Suite A on the exterior of the Ashley House Building, across from the marina)
Monday – Thursday:
7am - 4pm
P: (843) 380-2734
F: (843) 577-4464
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JAMES ISLAND
1739-B Maybank Hwy.
Charleston, SC 29412
Tuesday – Friday:
7am - 4pm
P: (843) 380-8889
F: (843) 990-9504
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SUMMERVILLE
1710 Old Trolley., Ste.B
Summerville, SC 29485
Tuesday – Thursday: 8am – 5pm
Monday & Friday*: 8am – 5pm
*Rotating schedule
P: (843) 380-8904
F: (843) 871-0617
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