Tips To Keeping Up On Your Oral Hygiene This Summer

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With Summer right around the corner you might be picking out your pool party outfits, getting ready for trips to the beach, or planning some adventurous family outings but did you know that you can prepare your teeth for some fun in the sun with summertime oral hygiene as well? Here at Clifton & Mauney Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry, your Research Triangle orthodontist in Chapel Hill, NC, summertime means being able to enjoy a juicy watermelon, biting into ice cream, or sipping a refreshing beverage while soaking up the sun and not having to suffer because your teeth are too sensitive to the cold. Here at your local Research Triangle pediatric dentist, Clifton & Mauney, we’ve put together a quick summertime oral hygiene guide so you can keep your teeth strong and enjoy those refreshing summertime snacks that we all love!

Double Down On Your Oral Hygiene

When summer comes, most people tend to experience an increase in their sugar intake, due to all the sweet foods that taste so good when the sun is out. While you can keep your teeth strong by minimizing that sugar intake, you can also help your teeth by keeping up excellent oral hygiene. Here are some tips to boost your mouth’s defenses this summer and ensure that you can enjoy all your favorite summer treats:

  • Rinse Your Mouth After Sugary Foods:This practice helps keep sugar and plaque from decaying your teeth.
  • Drink Soft Drinks Through A Straw:Using a straw to drink your soda means reducing contact between corrosive sugary drinks and your teeth!
  • Check Your Brushing and Flossing Routine:While you may already be brushing and flossing twice a day, you can always improve your oral hygiene by making sure you’re brushing and flossing correctly.
  • Straightening Your Teeth With Braces or Invisalign: While getting braces or Invisalign might seem like it just improves how your teeth look, what most people don’t know is that straightening your teeth also improves your oral hygiene. By fixing gaps and misalignments, braces eliminate those troublesome spots where food likes to accumulate all while improving the look of your smile!

Visit Your Local Pediatric Dentist and Orthodontist in Chapel Hill, NC

Whether you are looking for a Research Triangle pediatric dentist and orthodontist or if you are simply wondering how you can improve your oral hygiene this summer, you’ve come to the right place! Here at Clifton & Mauney, your Research Triangle orthodontist, we pride ourselves on providing high-quality care at an affordable price to the people of North Carolina. Contact us today to learn more about how to keep up your oral hygiene this summer or to request an appointment!