The summer is a time when many of us will enjoy trips away or spending time with friends and family. However, these events can impact dental health. We’ve listed a few summer tips for enjoying healthy teeth, no matter where you are.
Stick to Your Routine
When staying up late for summer parties and celebrations, it can be tempting to skip brushing, but it only takes two minutes to brush your teeth thoroughly and another few minutes to floss properly. If you have kids, it’s even more important to make sure they stick to their regular oral care routine. You could try brushing alongside them, so the entire family have healthy mouths.
Give Sugary Drinks and Snacks a Miss
As the temperature rises, it’s tempting to cool down with sugary juice or fizzy drinks, but these aren’t the best way to quench your thirst. Instead, choose water or milk. Snacking smarter will help protect your teeth so avoid sugary foods and instead opt for crunchy fruits and vegetables, cheese or sugar-free yoghurt or dip.
Plan for Your Back-To-School or Back to Work Dental Appointments
Start the New Year with a healthy mouth and plan your back-to-school or back to work checkup now. Booking your appointment sooner will help you get ahead of the rush.