Written: June 2014
Summer is a time for vacations, relaxing with friends and, family, and carefree fun. While we encourage all the enjoyment that summer has to offer, we would also like to remind you to make sure that you stick to healthy oral care habits.
Here are some tips:
Think about having a check-up before leaving on summer travel. We can catch any problems, and you will start summer with a smile that is clean and bright.
Normal schedules and routines are often disrupted in the summer. Make sure you make time to brush two times a day and floss once a day.
Sweet treats like ice cream and cold glasses of lemonade are a part of summer, but so are fresh fruits and vegetables. Make healthy choices for snacks and meals.
Know what to do in case of a dental emergency while traveling. The ADA’s “Find a Dentist” website at www.mouthhealthy.org/find-a-dentist.aspx is a useful tool to find a dentist near you. A local hospital, dental society, or your hotel concierge can also refer you to a dentist. When traveling a broad, a US embassy or consulate may keep a list of local dentists on file.
How does your toothbrush look? Use the season change as a reminder to replace toothbrushes that have worn or frayed bristles.
We wish you a summer that is fun, healthy, and safe.