• June 2, 2016
Young Female Patient Receiving a Dental Cleaning for Healthy Gums

At Shorewood Family Dental Care, we pride ourselves in being different than other Illinois-based practices. How so?

Our team can perform a comprehensive range of services. We invest heavily in modern tools and technology. Dr. Funk makes sure that one of us is around to keep appointments available when you need them, including Saturdays.

These things are just part of what makes us special as your local Joliet family dentist. We are also committed to continuing education for ourselves and our patients. As such, we want to pass along our dos and don’ts for the summer season that is now upon us. Please feel free to get in touch with any questions you have or to schedule your next appointment with us. Enjoy!

Stay Hydrated

This one applies all through the year because consuming water is so good for you. It can also help keep your breath from going bad by allowing you to produce enough saliva to fight off the bad-breath-causing bacteria. No one wants to offend their friends at the pool!

Brush Like You Mean It

You will need to brush at least twice every day in order to keep your teeth healthy. This is your basic defense against cavities and gum disease. But it is only the beginning to maintaining a healthy smile!

Find The Floss

Besides brushing, flossing is important as well. You should be flossing daily all summer long (and in every season really) in order to get food, tartar, plaque, etc. out of the spaces in-between your teeth.

Rinse Regularly

This is an easy thing to add to your daily drill. There are fluoride mouthwashes available that can bring added oral health benefits. Just make sure it is age-appropriate if you are giving it to your kids.

Hide The Sugar

When you are on vacation a cool treat is often nice. But it won’t be much good for your teeth in the long run because all that sugar will feed the bacteria that brings about decay. Hide the sugar snacks and other foods that are bad for your teeth as much as possible this summer!

Keeping Your Teeth Healthy By Putting Us On Your Calendar

As your general dentist near Joliet, we will remove any bacteria, tartar, or plaque that remains after your efforts at home with our professional teeth cleanings.

Plus, our thorough exams can alert you to any emerging causes for concern including cancer! Who wouldn’t want to detect and treat any issues sooner than later? We like to utilize the latest dental technology around here. You’ll be happy to know that our practice has some of the most cutting-edge tools available and all of it is there to ensure your teeth and gums are as healthy as possible all through life!

We can also provide multiple sedation options for anyone that is nervous about receiving their dental care. We have nitrous oxide, oral conscious sedation, and IV sedation available. Just let us know your needs!

Take Back Your Smile Today!

Now that you know all that you need to be doing, and all that we can do for you, all that is left is for you to take the next step and schedule your appointment at Shorewood Family Dental Care. We can’t wait to get to work on your smile!

Call us now at (815) 725-5991 to get started on keeping your teeth healthy all summer long!