Posted on 11/1/2023 by O'Sullivan, Deluca & Ressel Dental Care
How do you spend your summer season? Do you relax or engage in fun activities? Do you go on vacations or engage in social occasions? Regardless of how you choose to spend your holiday season, you may have a tight schedule. However, this does not mean that you should take a break from your dental health. Neglecting good oral hygiene, even for a few days, can ruin your dental health. Read on and learn how to maintain your oral health all summer long:
Develop a Good Oral Hygiene Routine
The excitement of visiting fun places during the summer season can make you forget oral hygiene essentials. Do not carry a suitcase full of clothes and forget to park your teeth cleaning products. Be sure to carry your toothbrush, toothpaste, and mouthwash. Remember, the suitcase is dark and may be damp. This allows bacteria to thrive. Over time, the bacteria can attach themselves to the toothbrush and transport germs into your mouth, causing infections. In this case, a closed container to store the toothbrush should be a priority.
Now that you have the teeth cleaning essentials, how will you ensure a clean mouth? Create a cleaning routine based on your schedule, and remember to brush and floss before going to bed.
Drink Plenty of Water
Staying hydrated during summer is vital. It improves your overall and oral health. If you neglect water, you will likely suffer from a dry mouth, which increases the risk of bad breath and plaque buildup, which can, in turn, lead to severe oral issues. For this reason, you need to pack plenty of water before you begin your trip.
Be Careful With What You Eat
Everyone understands the temptations of the summer season. With various sugary treats, ice creams, and ice cubes, you may decide to consume them throughout your vacation as a way of cooling yourself. Unfortunately, these items can cause damage to your teeth and gums. Contact us and learn more about how to maintain optimal oral health during the summer season.
About • Spring Hill, FL • DeLuca, Ressel, & Congemi We here at O'Sullivan, DeLuca & Ressel Dental Care want our patients to maintain healthy, bright, and beautiful smiles! Click to learn more about us! DeLuca, Ressel, & Congemi Dental Care - Dr. James DeLuca DMD, Dr. Nick Ressel DMD, 3429 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill, FL 34609, (352) 666-9898, springhilldentist.com, 12/2/2023, Associated Words: dentist spring hill fl,