602 Monroe Street
Oregon City, OR 97045


Welcome to another June edition of our oral health blog!

The team here at Oregon City Family Dentistry is focused on providing excellent dental services that consider your overall health in addition to your current dental needs. As a family practice in every sense of the word, Dr. Kyle and Dr. Annalisa are husband and wife, we provide care for patients of all ages.

If you live in the area, we’d love to see your smiling face in one of our chairs this summer. Whether you are looking for a dentist for regular cleanings and exams, or would like to find out more about more customized treatment solutions such as fillings, implants or veneers, we’ll make it easy for you to get the job done. We will also make sure that get plenty of dentistry-related education while you are entrusted to our care.

That’s why, for today’s post, we have come up with some tips for summer from our family to yours. Keep reading, and then be sure to follow up to schedule your next preventive appointment in Oregon City.

With H2O, You’ll Be Good To Go

In the summer months it is always beneficial to drink lots of water. This will keep your body nice and hydrated. Beyond that, drinking water can also help keep your breath from smelling foul. That’s because with water you can produce the amount of saliva needed to fight off the bad-breath-causing bacteria.

Brush, Brush, Brush

This one goes without saying all year round. So, don’t get lax with your habits just because it is summer. You will still need to brush every day at least twice and for two minutes at a go. This is your frontline defense against gum disease and tooth decay, so don’t take it lightly.

Flossing Is A Non-Negotiable

Unless you look forward to root canals and extractions, you should be flossing every day in order to get food, tartar, plaque, etc. out of the hard to reach zones in-between your teeth.

Rinse When You Can

It never hurts to finish off your oral hygiene routine with a good rinse. Fluoride mouthwashes in particular can bring added oral health benefits and refresh your mouth.

Avoid Sugar

All the soda pop, ice cream, popsicles, and so forth won’t be good for your smile because all that sugar will feed the bacteria that causes cavities. So, unless you like fillings, try to stay away from sugary snacks this summer

Put OC Family Dentistry On Your To-Do List

We want to see you every 3-6 months. You will want that too because our cleanings can be extremely effective at supplementing your brushing, flossing, and rinsing. You might not know it, but there is always going to be plaque, calculus, and stain that must be removed with special dental instruments that you won’t find in your bathroom at home.

With our thorough exams we will be able to regularly assess the health of your gums and teeth and make sure that nothing is amiss. Prevention and early treatment are the key to keeping your mouth clean and your smile looking great all through life.

Let Us Help!

Contact us today at Oregon City Family Dental to get your summer appointment on the books. We’ll give you plenty to smile about!



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