Top Dental Tips To Keep You Smiling In Summer

Summer brings all kinds of delicious, healthy snacks! Don’t be tempted to reach for the ice-cream cone or other junk food, take advantage of the juicy, seasonal fruit summer brings. Mouthwatering watermelons, litchis and mangoes are refreshing on a hot day and full of healthy vitamins and minerals you need to build strong, healthy teeth.

Keep Up Your Oral Hygiene Routine

It’s important to keep up with your oral hygiene all year round to keep tooth decay, cavities and gum disease at bay! We recommend that you brush, floss and rinse your mouth with mouthwash twice daily to keep your smile fresh and healthy.

Healthy, Nutritious Snacks

Summer brings all kinds of delicious, healthy snacks! Don’t be tempted to reach for the ice-cream cone or other junk food, take advantage of the juicy, seasonal fruit summer brings. Mouthwatering watermelons, litchis and mangoes are refreshing on a hot day and full of healthy vitamins and minerals you need to build strong, healthy teeth.

Drink Plenty Of Water

Leave the fizzy drinks and sugary juices alone if you intend to maintain a healthy smile this summer. Drinking plenty of water is good for your body, keeps you hydrated on a hot day and is good for your teeth too! If you’re looking for a change, a nice cold glass of milk can quench your thirst and is full of calcium which is great for your teeth! 

Be Prepared For Anything

Parents beware! Summer means fun in the sun! While your kids should make the most of the time they have to play outside in the fresh air, the outdoor play does come with the increased risk of a dental emergency like falling down and breaking a tooth. Be prepared with an emergency dentist on hand to help out when you need it. Call an emergency dentist for help if your child shows any of the following symptoms:

  • Cracked or chipped teeth
  • Bleeding or swelling that won’t subside
  • Intense or severe jaw pain or ache
  • A permanent tooth that has come loose or has fallen out

Pay A Visit To Your Dentist

You should try to visit your dentist at least every six months – the beginning of summer is the perfect time to make an appointment! Come in for a cleaning to get rid of any plaque, buildup and address any cavities or dental problems so you can be at ease and enjoy the summer season with a smile. 

At Big Red Tooth, we are proud to provide a relaxing, painless dental experience for patients of any age. Dr Ebrahim Boda is our cosmetic, peadiatric and family dentistry wizard, magically transforming meddlesome maws into smiling successes. We promise you’ll leave the Big Red Tooth office smiling from ear to ear after receiving gentle, painless dental care. If you are looking for a reliable pediatric dentist in Johannesburg this summer, pay a visit to Big Red Tooth, we will take great care of you.