Hello there to all our Aiea Family Dental family!
As you step into the sun-drenched days of August, it’s also the perfect time to bathe your dental care in some sunshine. Whether you’re relaxing at the beach, working around the house, or enjoying a barbeque in your backyard, maintaining a healthy dental routine is essential to keeping those gleaming smiles all August long and beyond. So let’s dive into some fantastic dental health tips you might not know.
- Hydrate for a Healthy Mouth
While August calls for a rise in temperatures and hydration becomes crucial, getting enough water is not just essential for overall health but also your oral health. Regular fluid intake stimulates saliva production, which naturally rinses the unwanted food particles and acidic residues from your teeth. Next time you are parched, remember your teeth and guzzle that water down!
- Seasonal Fruits: A Natural Tooth Cleaner.
Many of the vibrant fruits that make their appearance in August, like apples and peaches, are not just delicious but also beneficial dental friends. Their fibrous texture can naturally clean teeth and stimulate gums. Additionally, the natural sugars present in fruits don’t pose a risk to your oral health like processed sugars do, granting you a guilt-free healthy snack.
- Sun Protection IS Lip Protection
As surprising as it may sound, your lips also need some dental attention. Protecting your lips with a lip balm that has SPF can shield your lips from overexposure to the sun, reducing the risk of oral cancer.
- Tooth-friendly Outdoor Activities
Opt for tooth-safe activities when making plans for outdoor fun. High-intensity games may seem exciting but remember, they also pose threats such as accidental mouth contact or chipped teeth. Consider choosing activities that allow for dental safety.
- Your Dental Kit: A Travel Essential
Are you planning a trip this August? Don’t forget to include dental care essentials in your travel kit. A small packaging of toothbrush, toothpaste, mouth rinse, and dental floss can ensure that your oral hygiene doesn’t go on vacation when you do.
- Rest is Best!
Lastly, proper sleep is as essential to oral health as it is for your overall health. Lack of sleep can negatively impact your immune system, making your mouth more likely to allow oral health problems to bloom. So, then, make sure you reenergize by catching up on some rest!
As we swing into the whirlwind that is August, packed with summer fun and back-to-school preparation, remember these practical tips to ensure your sparkling smile stays with you. Aiea Family Dental encourages implementing these healthy habits and folding them into your daily life to keep your mouth healthy.
We wish you, our Aiea Family Dental ohana, a sun-kissed, smile-filled, and memorable August!