Summertime Tips For An Amazing Smile
Hello and welcome back to our blog! We hope that your summer is filled with fun and that you have plenty of reasons to smile. Just don’t forget about your oral health routine! To help you keep your focus, the team here at Clearwater Dental Associates has put together some tips for keeping your mouth clean and your smile looking great all through the season. Please continue reading, and then be sure to follow up and schedule your next preventive dental appointment at our Clearwater, FL dentist’s office.
Minimize Your Consumption Of Sugary Snacks
A soda pop or sugary snack (especially a cold treat from Coneheads) can be appealing in the summer, especially when you are hanging out at the beach, lounging by the pool, or out on the road. But such choices won’t be good for you in the end because all that sugar will feed the bacteria that causes disease and decay.
Maximize Your Water Intake
It’s no secret that consuming water is a great idea in general. Beyond the overall health benefits, it can help keep your breath fresh by allowing you to produce enough saliva to eradicate the bad-breath-causing bacteria. As Dr. Burton will tell you, any water with fluoride is even better!
Brush Twice For Two Minutes
Sure, your routine may have relaxed a bit, but you still ought to be brushing your teeth for 2 minutes or more, at least twice each day. This is what the ADA suggests and such a practice will keep cavities and gum disease from taking hold, and it will leave your mouth feeling nice and refreshed.
Floss For Further Protection
Brushing is only the beginning, and it is the least you can do to protect your teeth and gums. No kidding! You see, just brushing is never going to be enough to get the results you need. To really go after the plaque and tartar that remains between your teeth and in other hard to see areas, dental floss is your best bet. Do it at least once each day.
Rinse With Fluoride
If you like feeling fresh and clean, there are fluoride mouthwashes available at any area drugstore that can bring added oral health benefits. Be sure to check the labels for age-appropriateness!
Make Plans To Visit CDA
Set aside some time in your busy schedule to visit with us this summer. Think about it: even though we have the tools, training, and technology you need, we can only do so much for your smile if you never show your face in our office. Stopping by our dental office every three to six months is ideal for optimizing your oral health.
With our professional teeth cleanings we can eradicate any bacteria, tartar, or plaque that is waiting to cause trouble. Plus, our complete oral exams will give you a clearer picture of what is going on in your mouth at any given time. We like to remind folks that early detection and treatment is always the easiest route.
We also offer more prevention strategies for your family! For example, we can deliver fluoride treatments and sealants for kids and grown-ups alike. These things can cut down your future likelihood of cavities and other bad occurrences.
Put Your Smile First This Summer!
Like we said, refraining from sugary snacks, drinking all the water you can get, brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing regularly, rinsing with fluoride, and visiting our Clearwater, FL dentist’s office will keep your smile looking great all summer long. Contact us now if you are ready to take the next step!