I received a “Summer Lovin’ Dental Care Prize Package in exchange for sharing these tips. This post has not been monetarily compensated. Please note that, as always, any personal opinions reflected in this post are my own and have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way.
Summer is a season that makes you fall in love all over again with the sun, family days at the pool, BBQs, ball parks, and camping. People say love is blind, so let’s take off our rose colored glasses and remember that summer fun can sometimes hurt your teeth!
This summer, Great Expressions Dental Centers (GEDC) wants you to give some summer lovin’ to your teeth, which is just as easy and enjoyable as spending your day at the beach with the below tips:
Tip 1: When at a backyard BBQ, bring a cheese tray so you know you’ll have something healthy to nibble on! Cheese is not only healthy for you, but it’s also tasty and the calcium and phosphates help neutralize plaque acid, which ultimately reduces cavities.
Tip 2: While camping, it’s hard to stay away from the s’mores and sweets. Be sure to drink a lot of water and brush and floss when you’re done. Water helps wash away food debris and keeps your saliva levels high. Saliva is your mouths best defense against tooth decay because the proteins and minerals counteract enamel-eating acids.
Tip 3: Taking a trip to the beach? Pack simple snacks, like apples, almonds, and carrots. Fruits and veggies are high in fiber and produce salvia, which rinses away bacteria and food particles. Almonds are also great for your teeth because they are a good source of calcium and protein, but low in sugar.
Founded in 1982, Great Expressions Dental Centers (GEDC) is one of the largest networks of dental care providers in the United States with more than 280 practices in ten states.
GEDC provides access to affordable dental care without sacrificing quality or convenience. Our talented and dedicated doctors and staff put the patients’ needs first because our patients rely on us to improve their oral health and we deliver it – one smile at a time.
So, go have some summer lovin’ fun this summer, but remember these tips to keep your smile healthy!