Easy Ways to Maintain Your Dental Health This Summer

In our previous post, we had mentioned a few tips about your dental care during summers. With this current post, we will guide you further on maintaining good dental health through a few more simple dental care strategies.

Easy Ways to Maintain Your Dental Health This Summer

With the upcoming summer vacations, most of you eagerly look forward to indulging yourself in several luxurious activities. It is essential to rule out any potential hazards to your oral health during this period, so that many easily preventative ailments, such as a toothache, are not the reason for spoiling your holidays.

Here are some easy ways to take care of your dental health this summer:

  • Look out for low-sugar varieties of your favorite summer snacks to treat yourself. Low-sugar eatables contain only a fraction of the sugar present in the originals, but are quite similar in taste. Don’t forget to brush and floss afterwards, to prevent teeth decay and periodontal diseases.

  • Water should be your primary source of hydration, not only during summers but throughout the year. Water is helpful in preventing tooth decay as it promotes saliva formation, which is helpful in rinsing the bacteria out, from your mouth. Consume ice cold water or prepare your personal fruit-infused beverage for staying hydrated.

  • Following a good dental hygiene routine during summers is as important as it is in any other season, and includes brushing and flossing twice a day. A simple way to remember your dental hygiene routine is by including it into your daily to-do task list along with other jobs just like doing regular laundry.

  • While enjoying the summer sun, don’t forget to guard your skin, including your lips from the sun’s rays, to prevent skin cancer. Protecting your lips from the sun is vital because prolonged sun-exposure can trigger many types of oral cancer.

  • During summers, you can easily get carried away by the temptation of chilled liquors. But you must be cautious and limit your alcohol consumption by all means because regular consumption of cocktails and alcoholic drinks can cause severe tooth decay and oral cancer.

  • Summer is the ideal time to plan a dental checkup for your entire family. This will help you take preventive measures for any unwanted dental problems or eliminate potential long-term damage.

  • While pursuing your favorite summer time contact sports like soccer, softball, basketball, etc., take appropriate preventive measures like right mouth-guard to avoid any dental injuries.

  • Always follow proper pool rules like avoiding slippery pool decks or diving into shallow waters. Your teeth may develop, yellowish-brown or dark brown stains also known as swimmer’s calculus, which can be removed by a professional teeth cleaning.

A little bit of planning during this summer will go a long way in helping you retain healthy and strong teeth, all year long.

Dr. Orest Frangopol is the Owner of OC Dental Implants, a leading dental office in the Orange County area. Dr. Frangopol is an expert in providing comprehensive implant services that include: single tooth dental implant, bone grafting, dental implants and full mouth reconstruction. He along with his team has a reputation of offering affordable dental implants combined with customized treatment for all his patients.

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