Glendale Dentist Has Tips For Caring For Your Smile This Summer

Written by Dr. McKay on Apr 12, 2016

Warm weather is here! What does that mean for your smile?

Our Glendale dentists are here to help you protect and care for your smile this summer. Keep reading to learn more about how you can prioritize your oral health in the coming months.

When the weather gets warm, we all go outside. During the summer many kids are going to be playing sports more frequently; many of these sports carry with them an increased risk of suffering from dental damage. If you or your child is going to be taking part in physically strenuous activities, consider whether you should be wearing protective mouth gear. Our dental team can certainly help you determine whether a custom-fit mouthpiece is appropriate for your situation. Remember, it is always better to avoid dental damage in the first place, rather than having to seek restorative treatment after the fact.

Every summer, as the temperatures climb, we hear more and more reminders on the news to drink plenty of water and stay hydrated. Obviously, this is very important for your overall wellbeing, but did you know that it is also vital for maintain oral health, specifically? Dry mouth leads to increased instances of cavities and chronic bad breath. Make sure that you are drinking enough water to stay hydrated, so that your body is able to produce health-boosting saliva.

In the summer we are also more likely to snack and sip on some potentially harmful substances. Popsicles, ice cream, fruit juices, soda, lemonade, and more: all of these warm-weather treats can harm your smile. So, make sure to rinse your mouth with water after consuming something sugary and/or acidic. And enjoy these things in moderation!

As always our Glendale dentists are here to help you achieve and maintain a healthy smile. So if you have any questions, please give us a call to get the answers you need!