3 Tips for Staying Healthy in the Detroit Summer

Who does not love the summer months in the Metro Detroit area? The sun, warmth, fresh air, and cool nights give us so many fun ways to get outside and enjoy the summer days and night. Summer can also bring the heat of July and August in Livonia, Redford, and the surrounding areas of the westside. The professional staff at DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry understands that everyone gets busy with summer vacations and travel plans up north, but we all still need to take steps to stay healthy during the summer.

Dr. Jim DeCapite is happy to share these three tips for staying healthy when it’s the summer in the city:

  • Stay hydrated: Summer heat can dehydrate us quickly. We encourage everyone to drink fresh water regularly in hot weather, for good dental health, and to keep the body hydrated. Limit or avoid sugary soft and sports drinks that are not good for dental health!
  • Focus on healthy, teeth-friendly foods: Staying healthy can taste good! Choose dental-friendly foods like cheese and yogurt when deciding on snacks for a fun summer day of family activities. Fresh fruit and vegetables like apples, carrots, cucumbers, and celery are great healthy choices to pack in a cooler for a family outing and great choices for healthy teeth!
  • Take time to brush and floss: Summer is busy with trips, vacations, kids’ activities, and family gatherings. Take the time to stay healthy during the busy summer months by remembering the 2×2 rule. Brush twice a day for two minutes each time to keep teeth healthy. Take the time to floss at least once a day to stay healthy throughout the summer!

Summer is also a great time for a checkup and dental cleaning for the whole family. Do it before the school year starts. Our professional team at DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry looks forward to visits from our patients in the Livonia, Redford, Dearborn Heights, Plymouth, and surrounding Metro Detroit communities all year. Our office is conveniently located in Livonia, near the intersection of Schoolcraft and Merriman Roads.

Call the office today to get started on good dental health and good overall health!


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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