How To Stay Smiling Bright All Summer Long
Summer in NJ is a magical time. Whether you head to the shore, hang poolside, head outdoors to enjoy your favorite outdoor spot, or take a quick train ride to the city, there is much to do and see. We are lucky that we have so many close destinations available to enjoy without needing to take a long road trip or vacation. This year, we are finally able to enjoy many of the activities that we missed out on last summer. While you are having summer fun, we encourage you to remember some important tips to ensure that your mouth remains healthy and emergency free. Continue reading to learn more.
How to Maintain Your Oral Health This Summer
We want to help make sure that you remain smiling this summer. A dental emergency can really put a damper on your plans, and we don’t want to see that happen. The most important tip that we can offer is to be sure that you have visited our office within the past six months or scheduled your appointment for any treatment that we recommended to you during your last visit. While an emergency can happen at any time, we can help lessen the chances by making sure your teeth are healthy. We also recommend:
Sticking to Your Oral Care Routine
After a long day in the sun, it can be tempting to stray from your routine of brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash. No matter how tired you are, be sure to clean your teeth properly. This will help your oral health during the summer and beyond.
Drink Plenty of Water
As you are experiencing, summer in NJ is full of heat and humidity, making extra drinks a necessity. Make sure to leave the sugary sports drinks and soda behind and drink plenty of good old H2O. Water is a great way to make sure that your body is hydrated while keeping your teeth healthy. Water also helps to wash away any bacteria that may remain on the teeth.
Limit Sugary Snacks
Summer barbeques and parties are the perfect time to indulge in your favorite desserts and treats. It is important to remember to enjoy in moderation, as eating sugar in excess is a way to develop tooth decay. If you have an afternoon or evening where you are snacking frequently or eating more sugar than usual, we recommend being sure to brush thoroughly when you get a chance.
If you need to schedule an appointment, have any questions, or experience an emergency be sure to contact our office located in Spotswood, NJ. We want to help you enjoy the summer with a healthy smile.