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The holidays are approaching. This Thanksgiving, why not equip your family with the time and tools they need to ward off cavities this holiday season? Having proper oral care can help you and your family keep your oral health in tip-top condition. That is why our team here at Family Dental Care Park Ridge in Park Ridge, Illinois, is happy to give you tips for your family this Thanksgiving season.

These tips include:

-Brush your teeth for two minutes two times a day: By brushing your teeth, you are removing any residue that may be stuck on your teeth keeping your gums and teeth healthier.

-Floss your teeth each day: By flossing your teeth, you are removing plaque and bad bacteria wedged between your teeth and deep along the gumline.

-Visit your dentist regularly: Professional cleanings and oral health examinations are vital to removing the tartar and other bacteria from your mouth. These checks also include oral cancer screenings and other health checks to help prevent serious conditions.

-Eat healthy and nutritious food: Having a healthy diet will help keep your teeth and gums healthy and strong.

-Change your toothbrush regularly: Over time, as you brush your teeth bacteria may begin to reside in your brush. Changing your brush every 3-4 moths or sooner if your bristles become worn and frayed will help keep bad bacteria from your mouth and give you a cleaner brush.

With so many treats within our grasp, it’s easy to let your oral health decline if you do not put the time and effort into your oral care. So, this year, why not use these tips to give you and your family a healthy and beautiful smile in time for the holidays?

If you feel it’s time for a dental checkup, or would like more information on your oral health care, please call us today at (847) 692.6800. We are happy to help guide you and your family to excellent oral health.