Since we are in the middle of December, we know that many of our patients are in the thick of their holiday celebrations and plans. Whether you are enjoying traditions with family and friends that you didn’t get to experience last year or you are taking a much needed trip or vacation, the winter sniffles and other illnesses can crop up at any moment. While we hope all of our patients remain healthy during this time, occasional illnesses are always possible. If you should happen to fall ill, there are certain changes that you should be making to help your oral health and help improve your overall health.
It seems that lately there is always a new holiday or celebration coming up on the calendar. Being that it is September, we all know and celebrate Labor Day, which also typically signifies the end of summer when you live anywhere close to the Jersey Shore. If you are looking for a unique day to observe in the month of September, why not look into National Talk Like a Pirate Day, which is celebrated on September 19th. We want to take a few moments and discuss National Gum Care Month, which also occurs during the month of September. Many of our patients are extremely focused on the health of their teeth; however, gum health is just as important. Over half of the adults in America suffer from some form of gum disease.
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.
With the warm weather on the horizon in New Jersey, beachgoers, runners, and people who enjoy the outdoors are going to be grabbing their favorite thirst quenching drinks when the hot weather hits. Depending on your activity of choice, your first instinct may be to grab a sports drink, soda, or alcoholic beverage that is filled with sugar. Oftentimes, we think about the sugary foods that we are consuming and don’t realize that certain beverages are just as unhealthy for your oral health.