As the weather gets warmer, we hope you can get out and enjoy some time outdoors. We also hope you are taking steps to protect your teeth from the particular problems that go with hot weather.
That’s why we are reminding you of some simple tips that can help you maintain your oral health.
Don’t Break the Ice
At least, don’t break it by biting down on it. We understand a cool piece of ice can be refreshing on a hot day. A hard piece of ice also can lead to broken teeth.
Wear A Mouthguard
Sports are a big part of summer plans for many families and individuals. Whether you are on a baseball or softball, AAU basketball, or cheerleading team, you should wear an athletic mouthguard to reduce your risk of injuries and lost teeth. The same is true for individual sports like rollerblading and mountain biking.
A dry mouth is an early sign of dehydration. It’s also a nice place for harmful bacteria to thrive. By drinking water regularly, you can avoid this issue.
Watch the Sugar
Please enjoy an ice cream cone or a milkshake from time to time. Just don’t make it an everyday thing. Likewise, be aware of how many sports and soft drinks you consume. Many times sugar is one of the main ingredients in these beverages.
Summer is a great time to schedule a dental appointment at our practice. You don’t have to miss class, and addressing problems before you leave for a vacation can spare you an emergency visit when you should be enjoying your time with family and friends or just relaxing.