Summer is a time for vacations and enjoying the heat (or trying to escape it). While hitting the road is fun, for kids and adults alike this is often a time people become lax in their regular routine. Which is why your Seattle, WA, dentist wants you to better understand how to protect your smiles!
Keeping Your Brushing and Flossing Routine
Whether you’re at home or on the road, you need to take time to brush and floss as you normally would. This means starting your day by brushing for two minutes, and using a fluoride toothpaste so you lower the risk of cavities. You should do the same in the evening too. Be sure you floss as well! This should happen in the evening before you brush for the second time. These actions help remove stray food and drink particles, and lower the severity of plaque buildup until your next cleaning. As a result, the risk of bad breath, stained teeth, cavities, and even gingivitis and gum disease are decreased.
Choosing Healthier Snack Options
Summer time is filled with sugary snacks and drinks, such as popsicles, ice cream, sports drinks, and snack cakes. We encourage people of all ages to instead enjoy fresh fruits and veggies, which offer a smile-healthy and delicious snack. Be sure to drink plenty of water too! You not only stay hydrated, but the water helps cleanse your mouth of sugary and starchy particles. Healthy snacks are not only good for your smile, but your heart health too!
Scheduling Your Next Checkup Visit
Since kids can see us without missing school and risking falling behind, now is a great time to schedule a checkup and cleaning visit. We will examine your family’s smiles to identify any areas of concern that need treatment, such as decayed teeth or inflamed gums. Our team then cleans the teeth, removing all plaque and tartar and polishing them, so you obtain a brighter and healthier smile. These actions help you enjoy a bright smile all summer long.
If you have any questions about how our team can protect the health and beauty of your smile, or if you’re ready to schedule a visit for a checkup and cleaning, then contact our team today to learn more.
Speak With Your Seattle, WA Dentist About Protecting Your Oral Health!
Our team wants to make sure you and your family know how to safeguard your smile all summer long. These actions help your teeth and gums stay healthy and free of oral health complications. If you would like to learn more about caring for your teeth and gums during the summertime, call Ballard Neighborhood Dentist in Seattle, WA today at (206)789-2555!