3 Dental Care Tips For The Summer

Discover how you can maintain your healthy smile all summer long!

We are in the beginning of May which means summer is getting closer and closer.  It is common for people to go on vacation and travel more during the summer. You need to make sure that you do not forget to take care of your oral health especially when it comes to your children.  Luckily, there are a few simple dental care tips you and your family can follow this summer.

Hydrate

It can get extremely hot during the summer depending on where you live and are traveling, so it is essential that you drink plenty of water.  Staying hydrated is important for your overall health especially your oral health. Drinking water throughout the day can prevent bacteria and plaque from building up.  Dry mouth is a leading cause of bad breath, so make sure to drink water whenever you can.

Keep Your Children On Schedule

Summer can be a busy time for your children especially if you have them enrolled in camps and are taking them on vacations.  It is common for people to forget to take care of their teeth when they are busy with activities. You need to make sure to remind your children to brush their teeth at least twice a day.  It is essential that you make them brush their teeth before they go to bed even if they are exhausted from being out the entire day.

Healthy Snacking

Since you and your family will be out more during the summer, make sure that you consume healthy foods.  It is easy to indulge in sugary food and drinks if you are going to a sports game or a festival. Try and pack healthy snacks such as fruits and vegetables for you and your family to enjoy throughout the day.

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 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, Google+ and YouTube.