Summer is almost here, and whether you like it or hate it, you definitely must bear it. For most people, summer is a time to relish on ice candies, cold drinks, beverages, and any other summer cocktail that brings instant relief from the blazing sun.
But these momentary summer respites can significantly damage our oral health, particularly our teeth. However, we can’t resist having them. Of course we can’t and why should we when we can keep our teeth healthy even after relishing our favourite drinks and food?
Here are a few tips given by clove dental care experts which helps you to enjoy the summer without compromising your dental health.
- Straw And Summer Go Together
We understand that it's difficult to keep yourself away from those refreshing summer drinks. But, you can still use a straw while drinking acidic beverages. This will prevent immediate contact with teeth and you can enjoy your drink to the fullest.
- Don’t Forget Dental Kits
Summer is usually a time when most of us take a mini or extended break from our daily life. Whether planning solo or family vacations, hill stations are on everybody’s wish list.
But, because there are no filters on the food and beverages during holiday trips, it's very important to strictly follow normal dental hygiene. Try not to skip brushing and flossing after meals and snacks. Moreover, have water on hand and drink it following a mini-snack.
Also, don’t forget to carry an emergency dental care kit with you. Even if you have no plans for the summer holidays, it is still wise to be prepared for dental emergencies.
- Eat Snacks That Are Low on Sugar
Summer snacks and beverages are no doubt a treat for the taste buds, but they come loaded with enamel damaging acid and sugar. Instead, you must choose snacks that are naturally sweet and tooth-friendly like watermelon, carrots, cheese, yoghurt, blueberries, and strawberries.
- A Routine Check Up Is Never A Bad Idea
The last thing that anybody could wish for during a vacation is an excruciatingly painful toothache. To save your vacation as well as your time, it is always wise to visit a dental clinic at the onset of summer itself. A routine checkup will highlight any underlying issue, and you will have enough recovery time to enjoy your summer.