Camping for Labor Day? Don’t Forget Your Toothbrush!

Fresno Dentist Serving Madera, Clovis, Visalia, Tulare & Nearby Areas in California

Tue, 08/19/2014

Vacations, particularly those that may not involve running water, may seem like an okay time to loosen up on your oral hygiene routine. However, neglecting to care for your teeth – even for just a few days – can have far-reaching consequences. No matter what you have planned for this upcoming Labor Day Weekend, Fresno dentist Dr. Gregory Miyake strongly encourages you take a few minutes each day to care for the health and beauty of your smile.

Why Brushing Matters

Plaque forms on your teeth after every meal and snack. Plaque is sticky, but can be removed from teeth through brushing and flossing. Tartar, on the other hand, is much more difficult to address.

It only takes about 24 hours for plaque to harden into tartar. Once this happens, risks for tooth decay and infection, gum disease, and other oral health issues increase. Brushing morning and night and flossing at least once during the day – in a hotel room, outside of your tent, or at home –  significantly reduces your risks for these issues and can help keep your smile bright, white, and healthy for years to come.

If you are looking for a dentist in the Fresno area, please contact Gregory G. Miyake, DDS today. Dr. Miyake provides general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry services for people living in the Fresno, Clovis, Tulare, and Madera areas of California.