Summer is full of summertime treats! Whether cooling down with ice cream or enjoying funnel cake at a fair, a good portion of summer is spent enjoying the outdoors, attending barbecues or grabbing food as you go. Where the time of treats can get tricky is for your teeth and dental hygiene. The good news is you do not have to stay away from all of summer’s goodies to keep your smile safe, but making sure to treat your teeth in more ways than just feeding on access sugar is very important to keep you smiling for all of the seasons. Here are three things to consider in order to treat yourself AND your dental hygiene this summer:
Put your teeth treatment first:
When on the go for the day or traveling often, a fool-proof trick is to pack a toothbrush and toothpaste with you in your bag or purse. Having these supplies on you at all times will allow you to have a sweet treat and brush your teeth afterwards. While it only takes a few minutes to do, brushing can go a long way in protecting your teeth from cavities and keep from serious tooth pain later on.
Enjoy nature’s natural sweetness:
The ice cream truck is never far during summer months, but neither is the beautiful fresh produce that allows for an all natural source of sweetness. Get a good look at the fresh hand-picked berries, melon and pineapple available. Whether at a farmers market or in your produce aisle, there are sweet treats to choose from that can be used to make cakes and pies that aren’t loaded with refined sugars. While you still want to treat your teeth with excellent care after eating any kind of sweets, lowering any artificial and refined sugar is a step worth taking to keep your smile happiest and healthiest.
Come on in to see your Kregel Dental Dentist:
Summer time is usually time for one of your regular dental cleanings. Since it is best practice to see your dentist twice a year, we tend to get one of our visits in with you around the summer months. Your Krengel Dental team with give you tips and pointers on how to make your dental hygiene work for your summer schedule while maintaining proper oral hygiene. Stick with us, and your smile will have a lot to show for it.
Ready to schedule your six month exam? Have any suggestions on summer treats that treat your teeth as well Your Krengel Dental team is ready to hear all about it. Give us a call a 952-888-1311.