Summer Smiles and Fall Fun....Summit Dental Health Shares Back to School Hints

At Summit Dental Health we understand how easy it is to get out of your daily routines during the summer months.  September is here and the students are back in school, this is the perfect time to get back into practicing healthy dental habits.  We want you to have a wonderful school year and a healthy one at that.  Here are a few tips for keeping your teeth in tip- top shape!

School and work mornings can be hectic as everyone needs to be someplace!  Setting aside time for brushing is very important and should not be cut short!  Always use a soft toothbrush and allow a full two minutes of brushing twice a day.  Brush in the morning and at night, or in between snacks and meals.  Starting a flossing routine will help the gums/gingiva remain pink and healthy.  A good way to get in the habit is to start flossing one day a week.  After a few weeks, add another day and soon you will notice a daily habit of flossing!  Creating these healthy habits will make your next dental visit a good experience.

Your diet also plays an important part in dental health.  It is important to plan ahead with snacks and meals that make it easier for our mouths and bodies to stay healthy.  Packing lunches the night before will help you make good nutritional choices and involving whole grains, lean proteins, and all the colors of fruits and vegetables will make your teeth stronger.  For super smiles, try to reduce or limit the sweets, sugar/acidic drinks, and fats as they increase your risk of tooth decay/cavities.  Schedule your dental check-ups for every six months so the dentist can see how healthy your teeth and gums are!

Dental Hygienist Krystal Deck....Summit Dental Health

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