Ah, summer. You’re even busier this time of the year with the addition of things like outdoor recreation, sports, and vacations to fill your schedule. With so much going on, it’s easy to overlook the care of your teeth. But it’s essential you follow good oral hygiene practices all year round, and summer is no exception. Read on to find out what you can do to keep your smile beautiful and healthy this summer.
Summertime Dental Tips
Keep your smile healthy and looking its best by following these summer tips for your teeth:
Hydrate — The heat of the summer sun increases fluid loss in your body through sweating and evaporation. You need to replace those fluids to prevent serious harm to your body, including your teeth. Drinking or rinsing with water will help wash away plaque-causing bacteria and help keep your breath fresh. Avoid or cut down on high-sugar and acidic beverages to protect your enamel. If you do consume these drinks, use a straw and finish the drink quickly to lessen the harmful impact.
Continue to Brush and Floss — We know you will be busy, but you still need to brush and floss at least once a day to keep your teeth clean and keep bacteria at bay.
Eat Healthy — It’s even more tempting to snack throughout the day during the summer. Fortunately, berries and other fruits and fresh foods are available and are good for your oral health. Just remember to brush and floss, especially after eating that fresh corn on the cob!
Wear Mouthguards — Summer fun often means lots of action. Wear a mouthguard during physical activities — especially sports. The American Dental Association states that there are more than 200,000 oral injuries per year that could be avoided simply by using a mouthguard.
Keep Scheduled Appointments for Checkups — Don’t skip your appointments with us for cleaning and examinations. You don’t want to spoil your summer fun with a serious oral health problem that could have been caught early or prevented through a checkup.
Consider Whitening — Summer is often a time of laughter, smiles, and lots of picture taking. Whitening is an easy, painless way to improve the cosmetics of your smile. Let us make your smile as bright and cheery as the summer sun.
Make this a summer of worry-free, healthy, and beautiful smiles. If you have any questions, or it’s time for a checkup, contact Sehnert Precision Dentistry, the highest-rated dental team in the Lewisville, Texas, area!