Dental care in the summer

Summer in Sydney often means lazing around by the beach or the pool, snacking on food at parties and indulging in some holiday festivities. While all of this is fantastic, it can mean you get a bit relaxed when it comes to your oral hygiene. Late nights with friends or relatives can sometimes mean missing out on brushing and flossing in the evenings. If you’re not careful, the end result can be costly, painful and unsightly! Don’t let it get to that point and make sure you follow these dental care tips in the summertime.

Get That Check Up for Your Teeth

Nobody wants to spend the party season with a major toothache. You definitely don't want to suffer from a sore tooth while you’re on holidays where you can't access your regular dentist. It's best to book that check up you’ve been meaning to get at the beginning of summer, before the fun times set in! It’ll mean peace of mind and it will help prevent dental issues for you and your family.

Eat and Drink Well for the Sake of Your Teeth

With heat comes the temptation to indulge in soft drinks, juices and alcohol, which can all play a part in deteriorating your teeth enamel and the general health of your teeth. The best way to avoid this is to ensure you have alternatives at hand. You might replace the following:

· Soft drink and juice with cold, bottled water: You’ll find it’s just as refreshing without the sugar hit.

· Biscuits and sweets with fresh fruit: Keep summer fruits in an accessible spot in your fridge. Mangoes, blueberries and nectarines are all a better alternative for your whole family.

Boost Your Oral Hygiene Routine

You should never let your oral hygiene routine suffer, but you should go above and beyond your normal routine in summer. After all, it won’t be causing you any harm to take some extra care. Here are some things that you can do:

· Brush twice daily and if you can, try to brush after meals

· Floss daily

· Replace your toothbrush with a fresh one and make sure your travel toothbrush is in excellent condition too.

Where Can You Find Help for Your Dental Care This Summer?

At Quality Dental Care we always deliver excellent care and treatment options in complete comfort. Our diligent and knowledgeable team are here to ensure you feel relaxed and welcome. For all your summer dental needs contact Quality Dental Care at our Bondi Junction or Regents Park locations and make your appointment today.

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