With summer vacation in sight, you're likely making plenty of plans for your free time. However, you shouldn't forget about your dental health, and establishing a few goals can keep you on track.
Protect Your Lips When you're outdoors and your skin is subjected to harmful UV rays, it is important to take proper precautions. This involves the use of an SPF lip balm. Before you go outdoors, apply the lip balm, and take it with you for reapplication later. You should reapply every two hours or so, but if you are swimming you may need to reapply even sooner.
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Despite all that you've got going on this summer, you still need your dental health to be a priority. If your next dental cleaning falls during the summer months, plan ahead and make your appointment. The earlier you make your appointment, then the easier it will be to get a time slot that will work with your busy schedule.
Brush and Floss Regularly
Just because school is out for the summer doesn't mean you get a break on your oral hygiene. Make it your goal to brush twice daily and floss at least once a day throughout the season.
Drink Plenty of Water With so many delicious summer drinks available, it can be easy to forget about a dietary staple - water. Water is a necessity for good health, both overall and for your teeth. When it comes to oral health, water works to wash away debris, bacteria, and food particles, helping to keep your teeth clean.
When you are on the go at one of your many summer activities, drinking water will help keep your teeth clean until you can brush.
Dental health is important regardless of the season. Call us today to set up your next appointment and to talk about your teeth.
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Nicholas Dose, DMD 601 1st Street Suite A Lake Oswego, OR 97034-2370