Summer is here and most people’s schedules are hectic and ever-changing. This is a hard time of year to keep up with your oral health and eating right. Here are some dental tips to keep your teeth and gums healthy this summer to avoid a dental emergency:

Focus on Oral Hygiene

Brushing and flossing every day is just as important in the summer as it is during any other season. With vacations, days at the pool/beach and being busy forgetting to brush and floss are easy. You should also buy a new toothbrush to replace the worn down one. Most people use toothbrushes longer than they should. It’s a great time to stock up on new toothbrushes and even travel sized ones.

Keep a Healthy Kitchen

It can be hard to limit snacking in the summer because people on are the go so much, try not to stock your kitchen with sugary snacks or snacks that are high in acidity. Instead, try and fill your kitchen will fruits, veggies, and grains to feel better about snacking.

Prepare for an Emergency

With summer comes a lot of beach volleyball, outside games and sports, and being active. With that comes risks of a dental emergency. In order to prepare yourself in case, this does happen, you can have a plan and know what to do. It’s also a good idea to bring along an emergency dental care kit with you on vacation.

Schedule a Checkup

Summer is the perfect time of year to schedule a dental appointment because it’s right in the middle of the year. We recommend getting a dental check-up twice a year to make sure there are no problems with your oral health. The last thing you want is a toothache on a summer vacation.

If you want to come to see the dentists at Dr. Emma Wu at either of our offices in North Andover or Danvers, MA, don’t hesitate to reach out. You can contact us online for either location or call us at 1 (978) 686 – 2223 for the North Andover office or at 1 (978) 774 – 0725 for the Danvers office. We look forward to helping you smile your brightest this summer.

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