The way you take care of your teeth and oral hygiene may change a little from month to month. In winter, you may eat a lot of sugary holiday foods, which could lead to cavities.
In summer, you probably spend a lot of time with friends and family, outdoors, eating barbecued food. Through it all, it’s important to continue seeing the dentist in Las Cruces NM, and to continue taking care of your teeth. Below are four ways that you can take care of your teeth this summer.
1. Stay hydrated all summer long.
Hydration is important for your oral health. Staying properly hydrated helps your mouth produce saliva, which in turn helps keep your teeth clean and your breath smelling fresh. Whether you’re spending time working or playing in the sun, take care to drink enough water. Consider drinking sugarless sports drinks with electrolytes.
2. Protect your lips from the sun.
Did you know that your lips can get sunburned? They can! Wear chap stick with SPF protection to protect your lips from an uncomfortable and unhealthy problem.
3. Get your teeth whitened.
Summer is a time of big events like weddings, family reunions and trips to visit friends across the country. If you want your teeth to look their best for these events, try getting teeth whitening in Las Cruces, NM. Professional teeth whitening services can turn your teeth several shades whiter, so you can have confidence in your smile.
4. Floss after eating stringy barbecue food.
From corn with little stringy silk pieces to stringy pieces of meat, there are quite a few barbecued foods that can get stuck in your teeth. After eating these foods, step into a bathroom to floss your teeth and get rid of anything stuck in or near your gums.
Need an appointment for a dental cleaning or teeth whitening? Call University Family Dental to make an appointment.