Courtesy of your Kent Smile Studio dentist in Maidstone!
Summer is finally here, and the weather forecast for mid and late summer so far looks to be pretty great.
Realistically though, you can’t rely on the weather in the UK, and most Brits know all too well to have a backup plan for any pre-planned outdoor activity.
What your Maidstone dentist does know for sure is that Summer can be a really challenging time for your oral health. The change in routine, the garden party buffet foods, the barbecues, the summer cocktails, the summer sports – your smile can have a lot to contend with during these longer, warmer months!
For that reason, we wanted to help you with some oral self care tips to keep your summer selfie in great shape. And because we love our patients so much, we also wanted to share some general summer self care tips with you too.
So please read on for essential summer self care tips to help you stay happy and healthy in the coming (hopefully hot) months:
Enjoy A Drink, But Keep It Sensible
Nobody likes the word sensible, especially when it comes to lovely cocktail parties and late picnics in the park. However, most of us also hate a nasty headache and groggy head the day after a few drinks too many. To boot, your teeth also suffer when you consume acidic, sugary alcoholic drinks, especially when you do it regularly.
To approach drinking alcohol more sensibly, try and minimise it to government drinking guidelines which is usually one or two drinks on any given day. For the sake of healthy teeth, try and avoid fruity ciders, full sugar cola and spirits and fruit juice based cocktails. Do also try and maintain your oral health regime even when you’re getting home late and perhaps having the odd bank holiday lie-in.
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