Summer is the favorite time to make excuses, to break with routine and to take shelter in some excess. To our oral health it takes its toll, so we must not let laziness win the game. During the holidays we often eat away from home, and almost always do not have the brush to brush our teeth, which causes food remains.
Increased temperatures and inadequate oral hygiene, due to changes in eating habits together with less care in protective habits and oral hygiene, can favor the proliferation of bacteria.
The combination of all these bad habits produces a increased disease or infection from different areas such as cavities, dental hypersensitivity, halitosis or even bleeding gums.
In the same way, greater physical activity can cause loss of hydration and reduce salivary flow and the mouth is more unprotected against the attack of bacteria and acids.
From Dental Clinics Group, we list several recommendations to maintain good oral health:
- Drink water regularly: in summer we lose more fluid due to increased temperatures so we must always stay hydrated, thus preventing infections and inflammations in the mouth.
- Establish a healthy diet and take seasonal foods as mainstays: fruits and vegetables are excellent allies to get meals light and full of high water content. Enjoy full salads and don't forget the melon, watermelon or peach. That doesn't mean you don't try another variety of foods or diets.
- Control alcohol intake and tobacco use: it can be too appetizing in good temperatures, but it is in our hands to keep its presence in our body at bay. They make them appear with more frequent oral diseases.
- Do not abuse sugary drinks or foods high in sugar: it is a time to drink slushies and have more ice cream than we should. Try to set a limit and, of course, after ingesting them, proceed to clean your teeth. Sugar drinks cause enamel to darken and they make tooth decay appear faster, just like ice cream.
- Don't forget your oral hygiene routine: brush your teeth a minimum of 3 times a day and for at least 2 minutes. Uses dental floss and mouthwash for a more thorough cleaning.
- Attention to tooth sensitivity: the consumption of cold drinks and products such as ice cream and slushies, but special care must be taken to avoid tooth sensitivity, especially in the most prone people.
En Dental Clinics Group we want you to enjoy your vacations and summer now more than ever without neglecting your oral health. For any questions or to plan the dental check-up after the summer season, do not hesitate to contact us in the way you want:
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