Summer is a great time for showing off your smile. In fact, few seasons involve more photo ops than summer, when you are likely to spend more time exploring the great outdoors with family and friends, and adventuring off to new locales. Before you set out to make priceless memories with those you love, though, it is important that you commit to caring for your smile through regular cleanings and excellent hygiene. That way you can enjoy the entire season with a smile that feels and looks its best!
Make Hygiene a Priority, Even on Busy Summer Days
During the summer, schedules tend to become looser as people try to squeeze in as much time as they can outside, and often on the road travelling. Unfortunately, this can lead many people to struggle with maintaining their usual dental hygiene, increasing their likelihood of developing cavities and other oral health concerns.
To prevent this, make sure you continue to brush your teeth at least twice a day, and floss at least once daily. When traveling, you can help make this possible by keeping your essentials like your toothbrush and floss nearby, rather than at the bottom of your suitcase. Keeping bottled water handy, both for drinking and for brushing is also wise, especially if you will be camping or in a remote location. Floss picks can also be easier for use on-the-go.
Don’t Skip Regular Checkups and Cleanings
Summer break is also a great time to schedule an appointment with your preventive dentist. Routine checkups and dental cleanings are essential to keeping plaque buildup at bay, and preventing issues like cavities and gum disease.
So make sure you visit the dentist at least twice a year for checkups and cleanings.