Summer is the most exciting season for outdoor enthusiasts and those who like an active lifestyle. This is the period many people travel and tour the world.
However, the hot sun and summer lifestyle presents their share of benefits and problems almost equally, especially to your oral health. That’s why you need to be serious about your oral health. Here are practical tips to help you take care of your dental health:
Have a Plan
There are plenty of activities in the summer period, and thus it’s easier to forget to take care of your oral health. That’s why you should schedule an appointment with your dentist before starting touring the world. This way, you’ll have any dental issue taken care of early enough and thus prevent the need to seek emergency dental treatments amidst your tours. In addition, I have several toothbrushes, travel-sized toothpaste, mouthwash, and adequate floss.
Stick to A Routine
Sticking to your dental routine is always wise regardless of where or what you’re doing. For instance, don’t forget to brush your teeth after every meal. If you can’t do this, gargle mouthwash to dislodge any food particles in your teeth. Also, don’t forget to floss regularly to remove any stuck-on food particles between teeth. Finally, brush your teeth at least twice daily for two minutes using fluoride toothpaste. Remember to brush your teeth the last thing before you sleep.
Don’t Use Your Teeth for Activities They’re Not Meant to Do
Many risk breaking their teeth by using them as tools for jobs they’re not meant to do. Don’t be like the majority who use their attractive teeth to crack open bottles or packets. Moreover, don’t carry heavy objects using your teeth when your hands are full. Prevent unnecessary damage to your teeth by using them correctly.
It’s easier to forget to hydrate in the summer with teeth-friendly drinks. In this regard, water and milk are the best options for your teeth. Most beverages, such as energy drinks, fruit juices, and energy drinks, often have high amounts of sugar and acids. If you drink them for a prolonged period, which is what most people do during summer, you risk getting tooth decay due to dental erosion.
Get Enough Sunlight
Summer presents a time when you can get a lot of sunlight, which is great since you’ll be getting vitamin D. Studies shows that vitamin D can improve your dental health by boosting immunity and preventing gum infections. With healthy gums, you can have good oral health for extended periods.
Therefore, get enough sunlight to keep your oral health in check. Remember not to overstay in the sun, as this can have far-reaching consequences on your skin and health. That’s why you must protect your skin and lips by applying appropriate sunscreen.
The above tips are pretty straightforward and obvious to many people. We hope our guide reminded you to enjoy your summer without negatively impacting your dental health.
To conclude, remember to brush at least twice daily, hydrate with water and milk instead of beverages and fruit juices, and get enough sunlight.
We would happily assist you if you’d love to see a dentist. Give HPS Dental a call today! We are located in Shelby Township, Michigan, and can be reached at 248-652-2400. We hope to hear from you soon!