Summer is a carefree time when many people enjoy playing sports outdoors, vacationing and visiting family and friends, and attending get-togethers like picnics and barbeques. Don’t forget about your oral health while you are having a good time this summer! Here are a few easy tips to have a healthy summer smile while still having a good time.
A Summer Routine
Summer often runs at a whole different pace than the winter does. Make sure that you establish a good routine for yourself that includes good oral health habits when you get up in the morning as well as when you go to bed. Don’t skip out on brushing, flossing or rinsing over the summer.
Oral Health & Sports
A lot of games played over the summer are pick-up games or are played among family at a local park or reunion. This doesn’t mean that it is okay to play without the proper safety equipment. This is how accidents happen and people lose teeth. Make sure you are wearing a proper mouth guard when you participate in sports.
Vacations & Oral Health
Try to maintain your regular routine for morning and bedtime, even on vacation. It will help you sleep better, feel more well rested and help you keep that healthy summer smile. Vacation should not be a vacation from oral care.
In order to stay safe and maintain the best oral care possible:
- Pack your own toothbrush and toothpaste
- Pack your toothbrush in a plastic zipper bag
- Use bottled water for oral care, not local water
- Stay in touch with your local dentist if you need any advice or have questions or concerns.
Summer Foods & Oral Health
In the summertime it is a good idea to shy away from lots of sugary snacks or drinks. Choosing clean water and fresh vegetables is best for your oral health as well as your overall health. Keep in mind that while fruit is good for you, some kinds of fruit have a high sugar or acid content. Try to choose fruits that have a lower sugar and acid content when you can to ensure that healthy summer smile.
As tempting as food fresh off the grill or a hot smores might be, make sure you wait until food has cooled down or you could easily get burned.
When to Visit a Dentist
There are few times throughout the summer season when it is a good idea to visit your local Beverly Hills dentist. Consider scheduling a dental appointment if you are in any of the following situations:
How to Have a Healthy Summer Smile Ready Before a Trip
Schedule an appointment with your local dentist before a trip. You don’t want to end up handling dental problems or facing a dental emergency during your vacation.
Have Your Kids Head Back to School With Their Healthy Summer Smile
Towards the end of summer, you will want your child to have a back to school check up with your family dentist to make sure that everything is going well and address any issues before they become big problems.
Emergency Dental Visit
Emergencies can occur any time, including when we least expect them. If you have a dental emergency, reach out to the Dental Group of Beverly Hills.
Healthy Summer Smile Dental Checkup
Schedule your summer dental check up with the Dental Group of Beverly Hills at (310) 929-6335.