5 Summertime Dental Hygiene Tips for Your Family

5 Summertime Dental Hygiene Tips for Your Family
Posted on 06/14/2021

Summer is right around the corner and Children’s Dentistry of Stuart is just as excited as you are! Our dentists and staff hope your family has a great summer, filled with fun and relaxation. But, we also want to remind you of your dental hygiene during the summer months. Oral health is important year-round. For this reason, we’ve put together 5 oral hygiene tips to help your family stay healthy all summer long.

1. Drink Water

As it gets hotter outside, your body and your mouth will crave water to stay hydrated. Not only is water the best option to drink throughout the day for your bodily health, but it also helps hydrate your mouth and wash away food particles and bad bacteria that can cause tooth decay.

2. Stay Away From Sugar

Our pediatric dentistry in Stuart, FL understands that ice cream and popsicles are a summertime favorite. We hope you enjoy these treats this summer in moderation. It’s important to be aware of your sugar intake - both for your general health and for your dental health. Increased consumption of sugar can put your teeth at risk for cavities.

3. Eat Healthy Foods

Instead of choosing foods that are highly processed and high in sugar, choose fresh fruits and vegetables this summer. Not only are they great for snacks on the go or at the beach, but they are also with vitamins and minerals that will help keep your teeth and body healthy. Children’s Dentistry of Stuart recommends cut veggies like carrots, cucumbers, and celery, and fresh fruit like apples, tangerines, and watermelon for healthy snack options!

4. Keep Up Your Dental Hygiene Routine

Ensure the entire family brushes twice per day and flosses once per day. We know the changing schedule of the summer can make routines difficult, but your oral health routine is essential to good dental health.

5. Schedule Your End of Summer Dental Check-Up Now

End the summer on a good note - schedule your family’s next dental check-up now. By scheduling it now, you won’t have to worry about it before school starts in the fall. And, if you did slip on your dental hygiene during the summer months, our pediatric dentistry in Stuart, FL can catch any early forming cavities.

Schedule Your Next Dental Appointment Today!

To schedule your next pediatric dental appointment, contact Children’s Dentistry of Stuart or request an appointment online. We hope you have a great summer with your family and we look forward to seeing you in Stuart, FL soon!