Don’t Let Your Oral Health Suffer This Summer
We don’t know about you, but at Smiles by Holsinger & Higgins, we are thrilled that summer is upon us! Although it is still technically a few days away, we are loving the warm weather and longer days. While we hope you have tons of summer fun planned, we want to remind you to continue to care for your oral health. Unfortunately, not caring for your teeth now can lead to unwanted oral health issues in the fall and winter. Here are some helpful tips:
Plan for Vacation
Anytime you travel, you should always prepare and bring any materials or products you need for your oral health. For example, be sure to pack all toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss, or any dental hardware you may use for sleeping or orthodontic purposes. We would hate for you to get to your destination and find that you left something you needed behind. Depending on your location, it can be difficult to get the supplies you need.
Schedule Your Next Appointment
Many peoples’ schedules are not as busy over the summer. It is the perfect time to schedule your next oral hygiene examination or recommended treatment. Why not get it out of the way before the fall and the hustle and bustle of the holiday season starts?
Limit Sugary Foods and Beverages
We have heard from many patients that they have exciting plans this summer with friends and family. Whether you are attending a pool party, BBQ, or other event, there is sure to be plenty of delicious food to enjoy. We know that many of the treats enjoyed during this time of year are full of sugar. We want to remind our patients to enjoy sugary foods and drinks in moderation. When it is extremely hot, it can be easy to consume drinks that are high in sugar, such as sports drinks and soft drinks. We recommend limiting sugary drinks and choosing water instead.
If you or a loved one are in need of a hygiene examination, be sure to contact our office, which is located in Denton, MD, to schedule an appointment. We look forward to seeing you soon and hope you have an amazing remainder of summer.