Take a minute to think about all the yummy treats you can indulge in this summer. There’s a snowball stand down the street, or maybe you’re thinking about making a tall pitcher of lemonade. If you’re bound for the beach, then there are all sorts of sugary and salty foods, from frozen yogurt to funnel cakes, and a bucket of fries doused in ketchup and vinegar, that could affect your teeth and your mouth.
Maintain Oral Care Routines
It’s essential for everyone in your family to maintain the same oral care routines they had during the school year. Kids and adults alike can benefit from brushing and flossing at least twice a day every day.
Traveling can be stressful and hectic, but there are plenty of travel-sized options for toothbrushes and toothpaste available, along with small packs of floss and tiny bottles of mouthwash. If the toothbrushes you keep in your bathroom now are too old, then it’s time to toss them. Even if the bristles still look reasonably intact, the toothbrushes themselves can still get disgusting if they aren’t cared for properly.
Provide Healthy Snacks
Another good idea to maintain dental and oral health is to make healthy snacks readily available. Blueberries, strawberries, and cherries are all in season right now – and they’re nature’s candy, packed with plenty of vitamins that can the dry mouth symptoms that can be annoying and painful if left unaddressed. If you notice that your lips are constantly sore, cracked, or chapped, it could be a sign that you don’t have a nutritious enough diet.
Schedule Dental Appointments
Let’s face it, making a dentist appointment can be a scary thought. It’s enough to make your mouth go dry. There are several ways to make the going to the dentist fun for your children, but that doesn’t mean the grown-ups in your family aren’t reluctant to go to the dentist – whether it’s for a routine cleaning or being referred for oral surgery procedures. Take some time to schedule your next dental appointment this summer when the pressures of school and work aren’t as intense.
KEEP YOUR MOUTH HAPPY WITH ANNAPOLIS DENTAL CARE!
Whether it’s a regular check-up you need or a tooth extracted, Annapolis Dental Care has the expertise and compassion to work with you on improving your oral health. Your comfort and health are our top priorities, and so we go above and beyond to make our patients happy and give them the highest quality care. To set up an appointment today, please give us a call at 410-571-5014 or visit us online. For more oral health tips for you and your family follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and YouTube! We are always looking for new patients, so if you live in Arnold, Annapolis, or Anne Arundel County, MD, come on down!