Entering the summer months reminds me of the numerous outdoor activities and events that we typically enjoy with friends and family. Many of you plan vacations to your favorite summer destinations. As you do so, remember to think about maintaining a healthy smile.
Many summertime parties, fairs, or festivals include lots of sugary favorites. Giving attention to your teeth and gums helps to avoid restorative care such as fillings and root canals, and also helps to maintain your overall health. Keeping up with a good brushing and flossing regimen can lower the risk of tooth decay, reduce sugar exposure, and help avoid tooth decay or dental caries. You will be less likely to eat more sugary treats after brushing.
Drinking water helps flush out excess sugar on tooth surfaces that cause decay. Water has numerous benefits and making sure you stay hydrated (especially during road races and visits to the gym) adds to your overall health and wellness.
Be mindful about your oral health and involve your children. Starting their good oral health habits early will prevent potential caries and reduce risk of gum disease. Northeast Delta Dental teams up with the New Hampshire Fisher Cats to encourage the development of good oral health habits. Children who brush and floss daily can earn two tickets to a Fisher Cats game; find more details here.
While planning your summer vacations and events, planning your oral health routine ensures that your family’s oral health future will be bright. Smiles are such simple gestures.
Did you know that?
- Smiling helps relieve stress
- Smiling makes a great first impression
- Smiling can help you live longer
- Smiling reduces blood pressure
Smile more, and develop an oral health routine that you’re whole family can benefit from. Learn more about how to keep your smile in check by clicking on this link.