Is Your Smile Summer-Ready?
Summertime, when the days are longer, the music is louder, the weather is nicer, and our smiles are the biggest… But is your smile ready for the summer, the selfies, and the cold drinks? There are a few ways of making sure it is:
1. Brush! Brush! Brush!
There are many mistakes that most of us do while brushing: the most common one is not doing it enough time. A quick brush right after your morning coffee just won’t do the trick anymore; you must brush for two minutes at least, twice a day, for a summer-ready smile that will shine bright and resist cold beverages.
Choosing the right toothbrush is also a vital component of this formula along with the right toothpaste and floss. TIP: The ideal toothbrush is one with soft bristles because they don’t cause damage or irritation; electric toothbrushes are a bonus!
2. Eating healthy, eating smart
Summer is a fantastic time for buying and eating fruit! Crunchy fruits and vegetables are the best ones because they act as cleansers and are anti-plaque; some examples are carrots, cucumbers, apples, and pears. Other foods such as cheese and milk are good for oral health because they neutralize the acids in our mouths and prevent diseases.
In conclusion, a balanced diet with fruits, vegetables, protein, fats, and carbohydrates will most likely get you a strong set of teeth along with a healthy body, so try to apply it year-round and not just during the summer.
3. Plastic sucks but straws don’t
There are a few drinks that could damage your teeth during the summer season such as the famous iced coffee, juices, and sodas because A) they have colorants, or B) they are really sugary. Mostly the damage consists of small marks in the teeth that become darker with time. However, there is one way that you can avoid those marks: straws!
Wooden , metallic, crystal, and even plastic straws can help you out really well so try to take one with you each time you leave the house. Getting single-use straws could be hard in some countries like Mexico because of laws that ban their use.
4. Make the most out of your vacation
There are so many gorgeous destinations that one could visit during summer vacations such as Japan, Greece, Italy, or Mexico. If you are planning a visit Mexico, for example, a good way to make the most out of your vacations is to make an appointment with a local experienced dentist like the ones in Dentics Cancun.
Getting an appointment surely is a good idea because that same procedure of examining your teeth, in other countries like USA or Canada, can cost three or four times the price in pesos.
If you need a special procedure like teeth bonding or crowns – your vacation is the perfect time to get them because of how much you’ll save while still getting top-notch services from highly qualified dentists. In case you don’t believe it, just check out the rates in this website and compare them with those of your local dentist.