Oral Hygiene Summer Tips

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No matter what your plans for the summer are, one thing’s for certain: you don’t want a cavity to ruin the party! While oral hygiene should be a year-round habit, it is especially important to care for your teeth during the summer. To help you protect your pearly whites, we’ve put together this list of tips for taking care of your teeth this summer.

Stick To Your Routine

For many people, summertime brings disruptions to their regular routine. Those disruptions might be kids home from school, summer travel, or other changes. No matter what your summer plans entail, don’t forget about your oral hygiene! Keep brushing your teeth twice daily for two minutes each time and floss each day. That way, you’ll protect your teeth from cavities and tooth decay.

Use the Right Tools

Think fast — when is the last time you changed your toothbrush? If you can’t remember, that’s a good sign that it may be time for a new one. Most adults should swap their toothbrush every three to four months for best results. When you do get a new toothbrush, make sure you’re using one with soft bristles, since medium or hard bristles can damage your tooth enamel.

Don’t Be a Stranger

In addition to caring for your teeth at home, we recommend that most of our patients visit us every six months or so for a professional cleaning and exam. This allows Dr. Brigman and Dr. Bejar and our team to keep an eye on your smile and monitor any signs of potential problems. This is especially important if you’re planning any extended travel this summer — nothing derails a fun trip like a dental emergency! A good oral hygiene routine can reduce or eliminate your risk for many common dental ailments. Protect your teeth and smile this summer by following our tips! To ask our team any questions or to schedule an appointment, call our office today!

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