Keep Your Teeth Healthy All Summer

There are so many beautiful days in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, and sometimes after a long night are teeth don’t fit into the schedule. But this summer make sure you keep your teeth healthy all summer with Highlands Ranch Family Dental’s tips for keeping your teeth healthy all summer long.

Tips to Keep Your Teeth Healthy All Summer

Summer can also be a great time to make your dental appointment.   It is convenient with many schedules and the office is cool and crisp on these hot summer days!

  1. Wear a mouthguard during summer sports.  Even though summer sports may not be high contact, your teeth can still be at risk if you take a fall.   Be safe and protect your teeth.
  2. When you are hot, you sweat.   Don’t reach for a sports drink to rehydrate.   Many sports drinks contain sugar as their top ingredient and can be as bad for your teeth as drinking soda.   If you are going to have a sports drink, look for one that is low in sugar to prevent damage to your teeth.  Drinking liquids with sugar can lead to teeth decay and periodontal disease.  Try swapping out the sweet tea for a refreshing glass of water. That way your family stays healthy and so does their teeth.
  3. Avoid carbonated drinks. Drinks like La Croix are yummy and guilt-free, but only drink them on occasion. Seltzer water is tough on the enamel and can cause decay even if there is no sugar.
  4. Chewing ice may cool you off on a hot summer day, but it is not good for your teeth.  Use ice as something to cool your drink and not as a food.   Chewing ice can leave your teeth weak and vulnerable to breaking and can cause damage to your enamel.
  5. On a hot, humid summer afternoon, swimming is a great way to cool off.  However, pools are filled with chlorine and other chemicals needed to treat the water.  However, prolonged exposure to pool chemicals can result in discolored or brown teeth known as swimmer’s calculus.   The discolor comes from the resident on your teeth mixing with the chlorine causing the phenomenon.

Contact Highlands Ranch Family Dental Today

Enjoy the summer as much as possible, but when an emergency happens, be sure to contact HR Family Dental to schedule an appointment.

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