3 Healthy Tips for the Hot Detroit Summer

Summer is here! Although this year is a little different, we’re still enjoying safe cookouts and outdoor activities with our immediate family members. It’s important to remember some key points about staying healthy throughout the hot summer months. That includes maintaining good dental health. At DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we want our patients in Livonia and the Motor City to know about healthy options for food and drink this summer.

Dr. DeCapite offers three great tips for a healthy summer and a healthy mouth:

  • Raw fruits and vegetables: Crunchy carrots and juicy apples are refreshing during the hot summer months and they offer a lot of health benefits. Also keep pears, seedless watermelon, strawberries, celery, and raw broccoli on hand for snacks or appetizers. They’re good for the teeth and for overall health!
  • Crushed ice: It’s important to stay hydrated throughout the year but it’s particularly important when the weather is hot. Ice is great for keeping drinks and people cool, but crushed ice is much better for dental health than cubes. Many people like to chew ice cubes, which can damage enamel or possibly even chip a tooth! Crushed ice in a glass is best for summer health.
  • Infused water: Drop some healthy fruit into a pitcher of fresh, clean water for a refreshing and hydrating treat. Choose non-citrus fruits as the acid in limes and lemons can be harsh on teeth. Infused water is good for dental health and looks pretty on the table!

Stay healthy this summer by following these tips from our staff. Remember to keep hydrated and safe throughout the hottest months.

The office of DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry is open to serve our patients by appointment. Now is a good time for a thorough dental checkup and cleaning. Call us today for an appointment at 734 744 5457.

Our office is conveniently located in Livonia, near the intersection of Schoolcraft and Merriman Roads.


This informative post, about dental health, family and cosmetic dentistry, and patient care, is brought to you by DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Livonia Michigan. 

Please call us for an appointment today.


734 744 5457

James W. DeCapite, D.D.S.

31644 Schoolcraft Road

Livonia, MI 48150

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The content of this blog article about family and cosmetic dentistry is intended solely for informational purposes and is not intended to be offered as medical advice in any manner or form. Always consult a dentist, doctor or licensed medical professional with any questions.

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