Five Ways To Take Good Care of Your Smile During the Summer Months

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Everyone loves summer treats like all-day picnics, ice cream, and cooling off with a sweet iced coffee. The distractions of summer vacation make it so easy to neglect our oral health, which can lead to dental problems down the road. Costa Dentistry has five ways to take care of your smile this summer. 

Summer Oral Health Tips from Costa Dentistry

1. Stay hydrated: Drinking plenty of water can help flush away harmful bacteria, food particles, and oral debris that can lead to tooth decay and gum disease.

2. Limit sugary and acidic drinks: Sugary and acidic drinks, like soda, iced coffee, and tea are harmful to your teeth. Sugar can lead to tooth decay, while acidic drinks can erode your tooth enamel, leading to sensitivity and other problems.

3. Practice good oral hygiene: Routines often change in summer, but it is important to brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time, and be sure to floss at least once a day to remove plaque and food particles from between your teeth. If you’re constantly on the go, you might want to carry a travel-sized toothbrush and toothpaste with you so you can brush your teeth after meals and sweet drinks.

4. Wear a mouthguard: Summer is a time for enjoying outdoor sports, but it’s important to wear a mouth guard to protect your teeth and gums from injury. Talk to one of our dentists at Costa Dentistry about getting a custom-fitted mouth guard that will provide the best protection for your healthy smile.

5. Schedule a dental checkup: Catch dental problems before they become serious. Our dental team is ready to examine your teeth and gums, clean your teeth, and provide guidance on your personal oral health. 

All of us at Costa Dentistry want you to have a fun and safe summer! Follow our tips to keep up with dental care and schedule your next dental checkup. Your teeth and gums will thank you!