Hello sunscreen, bathing suits and bare feet. It is also time for hot weather, travel to exotic (and maybe not-so-exotic) places and releasing daily school-bound routines. There are some easy summer smile supporters for beautiful smiles in Southlake, TX. For your lips, don’t forget to swipe on a protective layer of lip balm with added SPF whenever you are outside. This goes for women, men and children: anyone not wearing a layer of lipstick (which performs much the same protective function but with color added.)
More Summer Smile Supporters:
Summer smile support doesn’t stop with lip balm and maintaining your scheduled checkup and cleanings. How about adopting some of these habits for a strong smile all the way though Fall and beyond.
- Drink Plenty of Water: Dehydration is a real thing in the hot summer, which means lowered saliva production. Both saliva, and drinking water frequently are agents that rinse your teeth and help keep food particles and oral bacteria washed away. Adequate hydration helps your whole body function at its best.
- Wear A Mouth Guard When Needed: School team sports are on summer hiatus, but that doesn’t mean your child won’t engage in contact sports. In addition, a mouth guard is a good idea for solo activities where anyone could sustain a blow to the mouth or jaw. This includes skateboarding, mountain biking and other activities.
- Maintain Your Routine While Traveling: Summer camp, a week in a hotel, a few days with relatives at a lakeside family reunion? Don’t let that be an excuse to skip brushing and flossing. Pack the necessities, or buy or borrow from the hotel if you forget. Agents of tooth decay don’t take a vacation in the summer time!
- Put Our Office Number in Your Phone: We hope you never need it, but be prepared. Take a few minutes to add our office to you phone contacts, and you will be able to easily contact us for cares or concerns when you are away from home. Having our number close at hand will be one less source of stress if a dental emergency occurs.
Why Not Have Your Best Summer Smile?
Here’s to the long summer days that lie ahead. There are plenty of reasons to smile, and we can make sure your smile gets any needed care and attention. Schedule care with your Southlake, TX dentist today by calling Gregory Wright, DDS at (817) 481-7999. We gladly serve patients from Southlake and surrounding areas.