May is almost over and summer is just around the bend! We hope you will have lots of reasons to smile, but we don’t want you to forget about your teeth and gums, which need your careful attention all year long. To help you keep your oral health care needs in focus, the team here at Tocci Dental Associates has assembled a few tips for keeping your mouth clean and your smile looking its best all summer long. Keep reading, and then be sure to call 781-304-8172 to request an appointment at our comprehensive dentistry practice in Wellesley, MA.
Avoid Sugary Snacks
A refreshing soda or a sugar cone loaded with some wicked goodness from Wally’s can be appealing in the summer months to come. It is always easy to go for a sugary snack when you are camping, chilling by the pool, or out on a road trip. But these decisions won’t be good for you in the grand scheme because all that sugar will feed the bacteria that brings on cavities and so forth. If you don’t want to get dental fillings this Fall, be careful when it comes to your sugar intake!
Drinking lots of water is great for your body. Plus, it can help keep your breath fresh by allowing you to produce enough saliva to eradicate the bad-breath-causing bacteria. Water with fluoride is extra-special.
Brush Without Fail
Sure, things may feel more laid back in the summer, but you ought to still be brushing your teeth for two minutes or more, at least two times per day. This will keep cavities and periodontal disease out of your world, and it will leave your mouth feeling clean.
Floss Forever More
Brushing is an anchor for your daily home hygiene routine but brushing alone is never going to be enough to get the bad stuff out of your mouth. To tackle the plaque and tartar that remains between your teeth and in other hard to see areas, dental floss is our preferred weapon of choice.
Rinse With Fluoride
Make this a staple of your home care as well. There are fluoride mouthwashes available at any drug store that can bring added oral health benefits. If you have kids, make sure you check the labels for age-appropriateness, as some are more versatile than others.
Schedule Some Time At Tocci Dental Associates
This is our favorite tip, and we hope it will be yours too. You see, coming in every three to six months for a checkup really is crucial for maximizing your oral health.
In the event that fear of the dentist (aka dental anxiety) has been keeping you away, we can help you manage that better. We have dental sedation options safe enough even for young children. And we have a gentle dental team that will put you at ease long enough to get through your visit. That’s a pretty big deal.
Getting those professional teeth cleanings will make sure all the areas missed by your normal brushing routine are cleaned, and the thorough oral exams you’ll get will allow us to catch any signs of potential issues before they become bigger and more costly problems. Remember, we also offer additional preventive treatments designed to keep your smile safe at any age. Be sure to ask us about sealants and our VELscope Oral Cancer Screening system.
Call Today For Summer Dental Care
Following today’s tips, like the one about visiting our comprehensive dentistry practice, will keep your smile healthy and looking good. All you have to do now is call Tocci Dental Associates in Wellesley, MA right away at 781-304-8172 or fill out our convenient online form to request an appointment.