Let’s Talk: Family Perio Health!

June 19, 2018

When you start thinking about your family’s perio health, you may find yourself overcome with a sudden rush of concern. Have you been overlooking something all of these years? Should you have been doing something quite specialized to keep the gum health of your family nice and safe? Nope. Not really. Not as long as you’ve been following the general rules and guidelines for dental hygiene and prevention. Need a refresher? No problem!

Everyone Needs To Brush

Yes, of course, you know that your kids need to brush and so do Mom and Dad! However, if you’re not brushing to include your gum tissue, then you’re leaving behind plaque. That plaque will become super-hard (it’s called tartar or calculus). This will all lead toward gum health problems. So, here’s what the family needs to remember: Brush all tooth surfaces and your gumline, too!

Everyone Needs To Floss

You can do an excellent job as a family with your brushing but it’s not enough. Even if you brush your gumline, there’s still stuff stuck between your teeth, whether it’s food or plaque, that works its way down near or just beneath your gumline, where irritation and eventual infection will occur. Keep these areas clean by flossing once a day! It’s an easy way to protect your gum health.

Everyone Needs Cleanings!

Thought that your family time dental hygiene was going to be enough? Well, it’s almost enough but you need one more detail for optimal gum health safety: Your dental cleanings and exams with us. The cleanings remove any plaque you didn’t quite get (or remove tartar that you can’t) and your exams let us know if there’s any gingivitis occurring, so we can nip it in the bud!

Protect Your Family’s Perio Health With Ease

Set up those twice-a-year visits for cleanings and checkups, so you are on top of every last detail associated with your family’s smile health protection. To schedule a visit for in Lake Orion, MI, call Lake Orion Family Dentistry today at 248-693-6213.

Our Services

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General Dentistry

General dental care provides preventive services along with feedback about your oral health. We provide important oral health reviews for patients of all ages.

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Advanced Dentistry

The right solution for an active oral health issue can give you more confidence in your smile along with the support to bite and chew comfortably.

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Children’s Dentistry

We strive to make every visit comfortable for the kids who depend on us, and we provide reviews and protection that helps you keep them safe from oral health threats.

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Cosmetic Dentistry

We offer conservative, lasting solutions to the flaws that rob people of confidence in the way they look when they speak and smile.