Summer is Here!
Here are some ways to keep your smile healthy this summer.
* Keep you with your oral hygiene routine
* Drink water
* Eat healthy foods
* Protect your lips
* Avoid chewing on ice
* Schedule your dental cleaning!
Brushing and flossing is the best thing you can do to keep your teeth healthy. Most people consume more sugary foods and drinks as the weather gets warmer so good oral hygiene is especially important.
Drinking plenty of water is not only important for your overall health but also for your oral hygiene. When you are dehydrated your mouth does not produce as much saliva. Saliva is what helps wash away bacteria which prevents plaque from building up. Stay hydrated!!
During the summer you are likely to consume more ice cream and barbecue foods. As delicious as those foods are be sure to incorporate some healthy options into your meals. Sugary foods cause plaque buildup which can lead to cavities. Stocking up on seasonal fruits and veggies allows you to always have healthy snacks available!
Most people will use sunscreen regularly this summer however not everyone will protect their lips. Your lips can also be damaged by the sun. Buy lip balm with SPF this summer to keep your lips not only moisturized but also protected!
Chewing on ice is a popular way to not only stay hydrated but to cool down during the warm summer months. Although this is a common habit it can cause serious damage to your teeth. Chewing on ice can chip or even break a tooth. This summer instead of chewing on ice just have a glass of water!
Lastly, visit your dentist! Have you made your annual dental visit yet? If not give us a call today!