4 Keys to Good Holiday Season Dental Health

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and Happy Holidays to all; and to all, good dental health! ‘Tis the season for candy canes, holiday cookies, and hosts of sugary treats in the Metro Detroit area! While we enjoy the festive gatherings with family and friends, we also encourage everyone to take the time to care for those teeth and gums. Now is a great time to get started on a resolution for better dental health!

The professional staff at DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry wishes all of our patients in Livonia, Redford, Dearborn Heights, Plymouth, and the surrounding communities the happiest of holidays and good dental health in the coming year.

Dr. Jim DeCapite offers four keys to maintaining good dental health throughout the holiday season and into 2020:

  • Remember the 2×2 rule: Brush twice a day for two minutes each time. Brushing is especially important after a day of family meals and sugary holiday treats.
  • Floss at least once a day: Flossing is critical for removing plaque. The DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry staff is happy to work with our patients on proper flossing techniques that make it a little easier and more effective.
  • Stay hydrated: Holiday parties often feature sugary punch, sometimes spiked. Sugar cookies, sweet cakes, and Christmas candy abound! Be sure to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated and to keep teeth clean between brushings.
  • Eat crunchy fruits and vegetables: Often there are also plenty of veggie trays at family gatherings and holiday parties. Enjoy the fresh, crunchy fruits and veggies that are healthier for teeth, gums, and the rest of the body!

The holiday season is busy. Make time now to call the office for a checkup and cleaning to start the new year off with great dental health. We always look forward to seeing all of our patients in the Livonia, Redford, Dearborn Heights, Plymouth, and surrounding Metro Detroit communities. We welcome new patients as well! 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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