Summer is a time for outdoor activities, vacations, and fun in the sun. However, it’s important to not let these distractions prevent you from taking care of your teeth.
Here are some tips for maintaining good oral health during the summer months in Ottawa:
- Stay Hydrated: Drinking plenty of water not only helps keep you cool but can also prevent dry mouth, which can lead to bad breath and tooth decay.
- Protect Your Teeth from the Sun: Just like your skin, your teeth can be damaged by the sun’s harmful UV rays. When spending time outdoors, wear a hat and/or use a sunblock specifically designed for teeth to help protect them from damage.
- Avoid Sugary Drinks: Summertime often means sugary drinks like soda, lemonade, and sweet tea. While they may be refreshing, these drinks can be harmful to teeth. Instead, opt for water or unsweetened iced tea.
- Pack a Dental Care Kit: When you’re on the go, it can be easy to neglect your dental care routine. To avoid this, pack a dental care kit with a toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, and mouthwash to use while away from home.
- Schedule a Dental Check-up: Before or after your summer adventures, schedule a dental check-up to ensure that your teeth are healthy and ready for the season.
By following these tips, you can keep your teeth healthy and strong while enjoying all the summer activities Ottawa has to offer. At Shifa Dentistry, we’re committed to helping our patients achieve optimal oral health. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and learn more about how we can help you maintain a healthy smile this summer!