Posted on Jul 13, 2020
Summer is here, and while we know kids are thrilled, this change in routine can throw off your family’s regular brushing habits. You can still enjoy summer while also making sure to maintain your dental hygiene! Below are three tips for preventing summertime cavities and decay.
Resist the temptation to skip brushing after a late night or after sleeping in the next morning! No matter what your schedule looks like during the summer, it’s vital that you and your family brush at least twice a day for two minutes with fluoride toothpaste. You should be flossing daily as well, including kids! Children should be flossing between any two teeth that touch together. Consider making a brushing calendar to help everyone in the family stay on track over the summer!
As it gets warmer, it’s common for families to sip sugary drinks and snacks during community events or BBQ. Keep an eye on your family’s consumption of sugary soda or juice. Additionally, it’s important to take a break from constant snacking. This will allow your saliva to bathe the teeth and wash away leftover food.
Back-to-school checkups allow us to spot and address any dental health problems. This will prevent your child from having to miss school for dental appointments. It’s a good idea to schedule this appointment earlier in the summer to avoid the August rush!