3 Tips For Your Summer Smile

3balloonredYou may not think about your smile in a seasonal way – however, as the seasons change, there are always some applicable tips that can help you maintain a healthy grin. As summer approaches and temperatures heat up, it’s important that you are prepared with some often surprising suggestions that will allow you to enjoy yourself without wasting time worrying about your oral health.

Tip #1: Wear Lip Sunscreen

You may slather on the sunscreen like a pro – but patients often miss their lips. Though it is, of course, essential to protect your entire body from UV rays, it’s equally important to remember that the delicate tissue around your mouth is vulnerable to damage and the development of cancer. Pick up a lip balm that includes sunscreen, so you can smile in the sun without concern about your oral health.

Tip #2: Stay Hydrated For Good Oral Health

As temperatures rise, you may fail to notice you’re becoming dehydrated. The good news is that you just need to increase your water intake (the general suggestion is around 8 8-ounce glasses daily). As a result, you will remain healthier because hydration is essential for general wellbeing. You will also protect your smile from problems like decay and dry mouth, which are more likely to occur when your tissues are not properly hydrated.

Tip #3: Keep A Travel Bag On Hand

You never know when a sudden trip to the beach will become the plan for the day. Do yourself a favor and keep some travel essentials ready for a trip to the beach or otherwise. You will need: Travel-size toothpaste, toothbrush, and dental floss, as well as lip balm with an SPF.

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