Warm weather is here. Seasonal changes can affect your oral health. Here are few things to keep in mind for the next few months.
Dry mouth is often one of the early signs of dehydration. When your mouth is dry, it’s also a good environment for harmful bacteria. In other words, keeping hydrated can help you prevent cavities and gum disease.
Watch the Sugar
You know this already, but it’s a good reminder when the ice cream truck rolls into your neighborhood. A cold treat can taste great on a hot afternoon. Just try not to indulge too often. You also can help your smile by drinking water while enjoying your treat. This can help rinse away sugary particles before they get stuck in your smile.
Keep Up Your Routine
Last but not least, remember to maintain your regular oral hygiene habits. Brush and floss daily. Don’t forget to schedule professional cleanings and exams a few times each year, too.