Spring is coming to an end, and summer is right around the corner. During the summer, your oral health can take a back seat to all the exciting activities, yummy food, and refreshing beverages the summertime has to offer.
At Lost Mountain Dental in Marietta, GA, we see the effects neglecting your oral hygiene can have on your oral health. So this year we are taking the time to educate patients on the proper ways to protect their smile during the summer.
Improving Your Smile
Watch what types of beverage you consume. During the summer, patients are more prone to consuming wine, bears, sodas, lemonades, iced teas, and other beverages that are full of sugar. Summer beverages that contain sugar can lead to cavities, teeth staining, and enamel erosion. If you do consume acidic, sugary beverages be sure to rinse your mouth with water. Rinsing water after a beverage can help prevent sugar and acid from sticking to your enamel. Brushing your teeth directly after you consume a sugary or acidic beverage can harm your tooth enamel.
Keep up with your oral hygiene routine. We understand that while on vacation patients may neglect their oral hygiene routine. Brushing, flossing, and rinsing the teeth take a few minutes out of your morning and night time routine but offer a lifetime of benefits. It is important to maintain an oral hygiene routine now instead of trying to play catch up before your next preventive care visit.
Visit Lost Mountain Dental in Marietta, GA
We offer a full range of general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry services. Dr. Mulkey and our team are a team of highly trained dentists dedicated to improving patient smiles through comprehensive, patient-focused dental care. We undergo advanced training each year so that we can provide our patients with the best dental care possible. Creating beautiful, healthy teeth is a team effort between patient and dentist. We encourage you to make healthy choices this summer to keep your smile protected! If you have any questions or need to schedule a dental visit, call us at (678) 212-1280 or request an appointment online.