Ah, summertime in Alpharetta, GA. What a fun place to be! There’s no shortage of live music, seasonal brew, outdoor grilling, camping, and so forth. While we hope you have plenty of reasons to smile, we don’t want you to have so much fun that you forget about your ongoing oral health needs, which never take a vacation!
To help you keep such things top of mind, the crew here at Mint 32 Dentistry has put together some guidelines for keeping your mouth clean and your smile looking great all through the season. Please continue reading, and then be sure to follow up with our team to schedule your next preventive or cosmetic dental appointment with Dr. Morton!
Avoid Sugary Snacks
A cold pop or sugary snack (especially a tasty treat from Four Fat Cows) can be appealing in the summer, especially when you are camping, hanging by the pool, or out on the road. But such choices won’t be good for you in the long run because all that sugar will feed the bacteria that brings about tooth decay. If you don’t want to get fillings in the Fall, be mindful of your sugar intake!
We all know on some level that drinking water is a great idea in general. But not everyone realizes that it can help keep your breath fresh by allowing you to produce enough saliva to eradicate the bad-breath-causing bacteria. Any water with fluoride is even better!
Brush Like You Mean It
It’s summertime, and the living is easy, right? Even though your routine may have relaxed a bit, you should still be brushing your teeth for 2 minutes or more, at least twice each day. This will keep cavities and gum disease on the run, and it will leave your mouth feeling refreshed.
Find The Floss
Brushing is a great start but brushing alone is never going to be enough to get the whole job done. To tackle the plaque and tartar that remains between your teeth and in other hard to see areas, dental floss is your best bet. Do it once a day at least.
Rinse With Fluoride
This is a great way to step up your routine. There are fluoride mouthwashes available at any drugstore that can bring added oral health benefits. Be sure to check the labels for age-appropriateness!
Visit MInt 32 Dentistry
For the happiest ending, you will want to find some time to visit with us this summer. After all, we can only do so much for your smile if you never show your face in our welcoming office. Coming by our dental office every three to six months is key for optimizing your oral health.
Here’s why: our professional teeth cleanings we can eradicate any bacteria, tartar, or plaque that is waiting to cause trouble. Plus, our complete oral exams will give you a clearer picture of what is going on in your mouth at any given time. Early detection and treatment is always the easiest path.
Remember, we also offer additional preventive treatments! For instance, we can provide fluoride treatments and dental sealants for folks of all ages. These things can cut down your future likelihood of cavities, etc.
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Let’s recap: steering clear of sugary snacks, drinking all the water you can, brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing regularly, rinsing with fluoride, and visiting our office will keep your smile looking great all summer long. Contact us now to make it happen for you!