Your dental health is something you need to take care of throughout the year. You don't want to slack on your dental health just because it is nice outside.
Keep Up Your Brushing Routine
In the summer, regardless whether you are a student out on summer break, or someone working a regular job, your day and night routine may change during the summertime. With your routine and day changing, you need to make sure the way you receive dental services does not change.
Stick to your daily dental brushing and flossing routines in the morning and evening. Even if you are sleeping in or getting up early to enjoy the summer sunrise, set aside two minutes to brush your teeth. Summer evenings can get packed with activities, but you always have two minutes to spare to take care of your dental needs.
Eat a Healthy Breakfast
Many of the breakfast foods that people fall back on, such as cereal, flavored yogurts, and pop-tarts, are really not the best foods to provide you with fuel for the day or to get your teeth off to a healthy start.
Take care of your teeth, and your body, by making an actual healthy breakfast. Eat some plain yogurt and add flavor with slices of fresh fruit. Make your own granola and cut out all the sugar. Make a breakfast burrito, or start your day off with a fresh salad. Avoid starting your day off with sugar.
Drink Lots of Water
In the summer, it is important to drink lots of water. Carry a water bottle around with you, and make sure you are able to refill it when necessary.
Avoid some of the more common drinks of summer, like juice, soda, and sports drinks. Those drinks create acids in your mouth that damage the enamel of your teeth.
Instead, stick with water that doesn't damage your teeth and will help you stay hydrated as well.
Enjoy Some Ice Cream
It isn't summertime if you don't enjoy some treats. When it comes to eating treats, stay away from things like candy. Candy may be sweet to your taste buds, but it isn't sweet to your teeth. Instead, enjoy some ice cream, which is sweet but not damaging to your teeth in the same way candy is. After you enjoy some ice cream, enjoy a nice glass of water to wash the sugars away!
Take care of your teeth this summer. Stick to your brushing and flossing routine, no matter how busy your day gets. Enjoy a healthy, no-sugar breakfast. Drink lots of water and stay away from drinks that break down your teeth. When it comes to sweet, enjoy some ice cream!