Here are a few tips to keep your teeth healthy this summer!
- Chewing ice may cool you off on a hot summer day, but it is not good for your teeth. Use ice as something to cool your drink and not as food. Chewing ice can leave your teeth weak and vulnerable to breaking and can cause damage to your enamel.
2. Wear a mouthguard during summer sports. Even though summer sports may not be high contact, your teeth can still be at risk if you take a fall. Be safe and protect your teeth.
3. When you are hot, you sweat. Don’t reach for a sports drink to rehydrate. Many sports drinks contain sugar as their top ingredient and can be as bad for your teeth as drinking soda. If you are going to have a sports drink, look for one that is low in sugar to prevent damage to your teeth.
Summer can also be a great time to make your dental appointment. It is convenient with many schedules and the office is cool and crisp on these hot summer days!