Every season and holiday poses a unique challenge to a healthy, bright smile. But it’s possible to enjoy the seasons and holidays, partaking in the typical treats and participating in the seasonal activities, and still keep that smile bright and healthy. Here’s a few tips to keep your smile healthy and bright during the remainder of the summer season.
A major obstacle during the summer months, especially in households with children, is to keep to a regular dental care routine. Oftentimes in the warmer months we spend time doing things much later in the evening: a firework show, BBQ, etc. And it can be difficult for people to continue to stick to a routine. Children awake well-past usual bedtimes, watching fireworks or roasting marshmallows over the embers of a fire, might feel overly tired and neglect their teeth when it’s finally time for bed; or they may have fallen asleep on the drive back home, and they are put straight to bed. It’s important to always keep to a regular dental routine: brush teeth twice daily and floss at least once. Decay can take hold quickly, and without regular cleanings could lead to cavities and other dental problems.
The summertime is the perfect time to enjoy sugary drinks: lemonade and other sports drinks are often the first to be reached for when the temperatures rise. But remember to drink plenty of water, and if you do reach for a glass of lemonade or a sugary tea, consider either cleaning your teeth or, at the very least, drink water immediately after to help clean the mouth of the excess sugar.
And possibly the most important tip to keeping your smile bright and healthy in the summer months is to pay a visit to your dentist at Premier Smile. You may be reluctant to visit the dentist this time of year, but you should always stick to twice-yearly checkups/cleanings. It’s also the perfect time to get children in to see the dentist, because you won’t have to pull them from school to make the visit.
If you are ready to schedule your next visit to see your dentist at Premier Smile, then call today.