Summer has finally arrived here in Georgia! If you are like us, you are enjoying the longer days, warmer weather, and more relaxed atmosphere. We know that many of our patients have vacations planned, outings with family scheduled, and parties and cookouts on the calendar. We want to remind you of the importance of keeping up with your oral health even during the fun summer days. We know that it can be tempting to become lax with your oral hygiene after a long day spent outdoors. It is also important to plan ahead when traveling as you don’t want to forget the essentials. We want to give you some tips to help ensure that you are prepared for your oral health care needs this summer. Read on to learn more.
Keep Your Teeth Healthy This Summer
Summer is a time when everyone seems to have a little bit more fun — even the adults! We want to give some reminders to help your oral health stay in perfect shape and hopefully keep the dental emergencies away.
Keep the Pool Water in the Pool
It can be tempting to put pool water in your mouth when swimming, but we want to remind you to leave the water in the pool where it belongs. Pool water is full of chemicals that can erode the enamel of the teeth leaving you more susceptible to decay.
Drink More Water
This might seem like a no-brainer during the hot summer days, but we know how easy it can be to grab a sugary sports drink, lemonade, or carbonated beverage. We want to encourage our patients to leave the sugary drinks aside and drink extra water.
Plan Ahead for Vacations
Depending on your travel plans this summer, it may not be the easiest feat to head to a local store to get oral care essentials that you may have forgotten. We recommend planning ahead and packing toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss, and mouthwash for your family.
Schedule Your Next Appointment
Summer is the perfect time to schedule an appointment for a needed treatment that was recommended at your last visit. Many of our patients mention that they have a more relaxed schedule, which makes it the perfect time to take care of any concerns before the beginning of fall. The holiday season will be here before we know it, and you can enjoy your beautiful, healthy smile with no need to worry.
If you are ready to schedule your next appointment or if you experience any dental emergencies this summer, don’t hesitate to call the office. We look forward to seeing you at our office located in Brunswick, GA soon. We hope you enjoy the rest of the summer!