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by Dr. Michael Popp on Jun 26, 2017

Keep your smile bright, healthy and white this summer with these easy and simple dental hygiene tips from our Calgary dentist. 


Summer is almost here and whether you’re looking forward to hitting the beach, hiking or sitting by the pool, it’s important to remember that you should never take a vacation from your dental hygiene routine.

 Failing to follow a regular oral care regimen can lead to a host of dental problems including:

  • Tooth decay
  • Gum disease (periodontal disease)
  • Tooth erosion
  • Tooth loss

At Marlborough Dental Centre, our professional and qualified North Calgary dentists offer a wide range of dental hygiene and children & adult dentistry services including teeth cleanings, fillings and teeth whitening treatments to keep your smile healthy and beautiful all year long. 

 

4 Dental Hygiene & Nutrition Tips for The Summer

While summer is a time for relaxation and cutting back, it’s important not to neglect your mouth and teeth. Apart from making sure you visit your local Calgary dentist for your yearly checkup, here are 5 other dental hygiene tips that will keep your teeth healthy all summer long:

1. Stick to your dental hygiene routine

During the summer, whether you are on vacation or if your children are out of school, it’s typical for your daily routine to fall to the wayside. However, one routine you can never afford to compromise on is your oral care regimen.

 No matter what time of the year it is, make sure that you and all your family members brush your teeth 2-3 times a day and are flossing on a daily basis as this is essential to both your oral and general health.

 

Tips For a Beautiful Smile

 
2. Go easy on the sugary foods and drinks

There is no denying the importance of staying well-hydrated when the weather is hot. However, it’s important to avoid drinks that have high concentrations of sugar. Drinks that may lead to enamel erosion and tooth decay include:

  • Juice
  • Soda
  • Sports drinks
  • Lemonade  

NUTRITION TIPS: Give your children plenty of water to quench their thirst. For added flavor, infuse it with chunks of fruit. Or choose low-sugar varieties of your child’s favorite snacks such as low sugar popsicles, ice cream and juice.

3. Take precautions when doing activities

From swimming and diving to contact sports such as soccer, football and basketball, the risk of dental injuries is higher during the summer if precautions are not taken. Make sure your child wears a mouthguard to help protect their teeth from damage.

How to buy a mouthguard

While buying a mouthguard over the counter is better than nothing, your local dentist can fit you or any family member with a custom mouthguard. Not only is this a more comfortable option, it will also give better protection during those competitive summer sporting events.

Emergency Services at Marlborough Dental Centre

Our qualified North Calgary dentists offer emergency children & adult dentistry services to help quickly treat any sudden dental injuries, relieving your pain and restoring your smile to its healthy, beautiful state. 

 
 

4. Visit your North Calgary Dentist

Most parents will wait to schedule dental appointments for August. However, if you or a family member hasn’t had their annual checkup, it’s a good idea to visit your dentist without further delay.

If there are any issues that are to be diagnosed, they can be taken care of immediately so that you and your family can enjoy the warm weather of the upcoming summer season.

Call Today

To find out more about our wide range of children and adult dentistry services, contact our North Calgary dentists today at 403-248-2066 or fill in our online contact form.

 

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