Keep The Summer Fun Going With These Tips
We love hearing all of the amazing summer plans our patients have been sharing with us the past few weeks. Whether you have a vacation scheduled or you are going to be spending time with loved ones at home, the summer is a time to enjoy the longer days and nights, children home from school, and an easygoing lifestyle. While summer is a time known for fun and freedom, we want to remind our patients to be mindful of their oral health so a dental emergency doesn’t ruin fun summer plans. Continue reading to learn more about how to care for your teeth this summer.
Maintaining Your Oral Health This Summer
We want to help ensure your summer plans are not affected by your oral health. We would hate for you to experience a dental emergency. To avoid any mishaps we recommend following these suggestions:
Maintain Your Oral Hygiene Routine
During long summer days and nights full of activities, it can be tempting to shorten or skip your oral hygiene routine. We greatly advise against that. Changing your routine can lead to the development of decay.
Plan For Vacations
If you are planning a vacation or short trip this summer, be sure to pack all of your oral health essentials for you and your family. Depending on your destination, it might not be easy to get the materials you may need, especially if you don’t have a vehicle available.
Limit Sugary Snacks and Drinks
Summer cookouts and BBQs are a time for indulgence and enjoying treats and drinks you might not always consume. It is important to remember to indulge in moderation. Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages are full of sugar that can cause great harm to your oral health. The same is true for the desserts and candy. If you have an event where you are going to be eating and snacking more than usual, we recommend brushing thoroughly when you get home.
If it has been longer than six months since your last appointment, we recommend contacting our office located in Houston, TX to schedule an appointment. We would hate for you to experience a dental emergency that could have been easily avoided.