Blue Hills Dental Tips for Busy Families

Published on May 23, 2016 | Newsletter

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When was the last time you had a teeth cleaning? How many times did you skip brushing your teeth this week? Can you remember the last time you flossed?

It’s not uncommon for many Americans to push aside important dental care  – our lives seem to get busier every month. Developing healthy dental habits though is crucial in preventing dental disease and maintaining your overall health. This should include regular visits to your dentist! Sadly, many families don’t make receiving dental care a priority, despite the many benefits such:

  • Decreased incidences of dental caries and gum disease
  • Decreased risk of stroke and heart disease
  • Decreased number of school or work hours missed due to oral disease

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If you and your family find it challenging to make your dental care a priority right now, we have a dedicated team of Patient Account Coordinators (PAC) who will help coordinate all of of your care and answer any questions you may have about your treatment plan, benefits or next available appointment times! Call (800) 700-8921 to experience Blue Hills Dental’s concierge-style dental service today! These appointment slots are filled quickly so call to reserve your appointment today!

In the meantime, here are some helpful Blue Hills Dental Tips for Busy Families – we want to help to make your dental hygiene an important part of your daily routine:

  • Drink water. Make sure water is readily available in the fridge and your car for easy access while you’re at home and on the go.
  • Consume healthy snacks and drinks. Have fresh fruits, vegetables, cheese and other teeth-friendly snacks on hand.
  • Avoid sugary beverages and foods. If you do indulge in soda, consider using a straw to minimize the contact with your teeth.
  • Keep travel toothbrushes and floss on hand. Keep an extra set of toothbrushes and floss in your bag or car so that you can brush and floss on the go.
  • Rinse with water or mouthwash. No toothbrush or floss? Rinse your mouth with water or mouthwash after consuming sugars drinks or treats.
  • Chew sugar-free gum. Xylitol in sugar free gum helps kill bacteria following meals and it also helps stimulate saliva.
  • Update your contact information. Have you recently moved or changed your phone number? Make sure we have your correct and current information! Our team will call you once you’re due for your next visit and help you find a time that is most convenient for you and your busy schedule.

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