The summer holidays are coming up, and it is not unusual to get off of your regular routine. With kids being out of school and having fun summer parties, it can be easy to become distracted. Getting off your regular routine should not interfere with your oral health, however. The following are a few tips to help you keep you mouth healthy all summer long:
Avoid Drinking Too Many Summer Cocktails
Beautiful summer evenings are often topped off with a cold summer cocktail. With all the fun get-togethers this season, it can be easy to over-indulge in these tempting beverages. Although these drinks are fun and festive, they can also cause problems for your teeth. Fruity, sweet cocktails are full of sugar and can cause tooth decay. Some alcohols, especially wine, are very acidic and can wear down your enamel. In addition, these drinks are full of colorful dyes and can cause tooth staining. While it is okay to have a few cocktails, try not to overdo it, and swish water in your mouth when you finish your drink to wash away the dyes and sugars.
Avoid Eating Too Many Sweet Treats
Summer is a time for delicious sweet treats. Ice cream, peach pies, and other goodies are a big part of enjoying summer, but over indulging in them can be bad for your health. Try to keep an eye on how many sweets you eat during the summer holidays so that you do not risk tooth decay. Once you do eat sweets, be sure to quickly brush your teeth so that the sugar does not linger on your teeth for too long.
Maintain a Healthy Daily Routine
Although summer can throw off your routine, it is crucial that you try to maintain some of the basics. Always pay attention to your calendar to ensure you do not miss a cleaning at the dental office. Remember to brush and floss your teeth several times a day. While this may seem like obvious advice, it can be easy to go to forget to brush before you get in bed on late summer nights after a fun evening. No matter how much fun you are having and how off your routine is, it is important to remember your basic oral hygiene.
The summer holidays are tons of fun, but try not to let all the good times cause you to neglect your oral health.