Independence Day is synonymous with time off work, fireworks, and food galore. We understand that life can be stressful. It makes a lot of sense to enjoy yourself during the holidays. It would be best to always aim to remain stress-free when possible, but you also want to be conscientious so as not to put extra stress on your teeth. Let’s take a look at some tooth-friendly tips. This content will remind you that even during the holidays, your dental health should matter.
Your Independence Day Diet
Candy and chips are delicious, but they merely aren’t healthy across the board. Some alternatives are much better for your teeth. Try yogurt with lower sugar and calories and make a Patriotic Parfait with berries and nuts. Yogurt strengthens enamel, and fruit is deliciously sweet but won’t cause as many health and dental health issues as sodium and sugar-filled candies and chips.
Drink Plenty of Water
Water is one of the many keys to living a healthy life. Plus, July is one of the hottest months for Maryland. With that in mind, staying hydrated is one of the best things that you can do for your body. Water helps the mouth produce saliva and washes away food debris. Also, you most likely won’t have a toothbrush on hand while you’re out celebrating. Therefore, drinking water is the next best thing. You can also bring floss with you.
Taking a Fourth of July Vacation? Here is What to Keep in Mind
If you are taking a holiday vacation, take all of the things you need to stay hygienic. Just as you would pack your favorite shampoo, you should pack a toothcare bag. Pack toothbrushes, toothpaste, and floss in each family member’s bag and your own. You may want to get your children colorful bags or bags with their favorite cartoon characters to motivate them. Whatever you can do to get your kids excited about taking care of their teeth, you should! It would be best to strive to maintain your dental health care routine.
Schedule a Dental Cleaning After the Independence Day Festivities
If it’s been well over six months since you’ve seen us and you’ve been indulging in snacks, sweets, and BBQ food, it’s time to make an appointment with us. Even if you are a stickler for keeping up with your dental health, the dental devices used during dental cleanings clean beyond the surfaces; our dental professionals can get all of the nooks, crannies, and crevices toothpaste, floss, and mouthwash can’t reach.
Oral Care from Catonsville Dental Care
Whether you want to whiten your teeth, straighten your teeth, or have a wisdom tooth extracted, Catonsville Dental Care offers a wide variety of services when it comes to oral health. We have the experience and understanding to diagnose and treat any problem you have as quickly and painlessly as possible. With four dentists available at our office and a commitment to comfort, safety, and relaxation, you can’t find a better provider for your health. We look forward to helping you keep your smile perfect all year long and talking with you about your needs. To schedule an appointment or consultation, visit us online or give us a call at 410-747-1115. For more tips and tricks, follow us on Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, and YouTube.