Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Summer Lovin' Tips For Your Teeth

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Memorial Day is complete and now it is time to officially kick off the summer! Summer is a season that makes you fall in love all over again with the sun, family days at the pool, BBQs, ball parks, and camping. People say love is blind, so let’s take off our rose colored glasses and remember that summer fun can sometimes hurt your teeth.

This summer, Great Expressions Dental Centers (GEDC) wants you to give some summer lovin’ to your teeth, which is just as easy and enjoyable as spending your day at the beach with the below tips:

Tip 1: When at a backyard BBQ, bring a cheese tray so you know you’ll have something healthy to nibble on! Cheese is not only healthy for you, but it’s also tasty and the calcium and phosphates help neutralize plaque acid, which ultimately reduces cavities.

Tip 2: While camping, it’s hard to stay away from the s’mores and sweets. Be sure to drink a lot of water and brush and floss when you’re done. Water helps wash away food debris and keeps your saliva levels high. Saliva is your mouths best defense against tooth decay because the proteins and minerals counteract enamel-eating acids.

Tip 3: Taking a trip to the beach? Pack simple snacks, like apples, almonds, and carrots. Fruits and veggies are high in fiber and produce saliva, which rinses away bacteria and food particles. Almonds are also great for your teeth because they are a good source of calcium and protein, but low in sugar.

Do you have any tips for taking care of teeth during the summer?