Our Best Summer Dental Care Advice

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When you envision “summertime,” what comes to mind? Perhaps beach days, warm sun rays, holidays, and treasured moments with loved ones? While we all eagerly look forward to the delights of the summer season, dental hygiene and oral care can sometimes be overlooked in our vacation planning. Our routines may shift as the temperature rises, but the staff at Dental at Joondalup wants to emphasise the importance of preserving your dental health. We’ve collected some of our best summer oral care advice to help you safeguard your smile during these sunny months.

Reduce Consumption of Sweet Treats and Drinks

Throughout the year, we tend to maintain a balanced diet, but summer events like picnics and grill parties expose us to a plethora of sweet treats and beverages. One crucial piece of advice for maintaining good oral health during the summer is to limit consumption of high-sugar foods and drinks. Sugars convert into acids that deteriorate your tooth enamel and promote plaque formation, leading to tooth decay. If you do treat yourself, ensure it’s in moderation and brush your teeth straight after to help guard against cavities.

Maintain Dental Checkups

Summer is often filled with vacations, social events, nuptials, and gatherings, causing many patients to either postpone their dental checkups or forget them altogether. Regardless of the appeal of summer events, it’s essential to keep up with your dental appointments, especially if it’s been six months since your last visit. If you haven’t had a dental check-up in over six months, don’t hesitate to contact our team at Dental at Joondalup to book an appointment this summer. Reserve some early morning hours for your appointment, then spend the rest of the day soaking up the sun!

Choose the Appropriate Lip Balm

Your lips are an integral part of your oral health, hence their care is equally significant, especially during the summer months. While most people are conscientious about applying sunscreen in the summer, the necessity for lip care can sometimes be overlooked. On sunny days, along with your regular sunblock to shield your skin, ensure to use a lip balm with at least SPF 15. Adequate lip care can help ward off sunburn and blisters from the intense sunlight.

Don’t Forget to Brush and Floss

Travelling, late-night parties, camping trips, and sleepovers can throw off your normal routine during the summer, especially your bedtime routine. Always carve out a few minutes before bedtime to floss and brush. Abandoning your nightly oral hygiene routine can have severe implications in the future. Making your oral health a priority every night will bear fruitful results in the long term!

Summer is undeniably the most enjoyable time for leisure and bonding with family and friends. Nonetheless, it’s equally crucial to not neglect regular dental care. The Dental at Joondalup team is ready to assist you in maintaining your oral health while you make the most of your summer.

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