Your mouth stays busy all summer! It cheers for fireworks; it whistles while you work. It chews your food, and says “good night” to loved ones. You should always be nice to your smile, and your nearby dentist in Virginia Beach, VA has some smile ideas for bright, summer days, when you might be spending extra time away from home. Your dentist and his office team are always just a phone call away, but keep these tips in mind as well.
Don’t Skip Appointments
Those twice yearly checkups and cleaning are important for good dental health. They give your mouth a professional going over, to remove plaque and its hardened form, called tartar. Preventive care also means we check for any other signs of trouble, from an early cavity to signs of oral cancer.
Pack Your Toothbrush and Floss
Nights away from home are no excuse to get sloppy about brushing and flossing. Maintain your high standards, just as you do at home. Be nice to your mouth by packing toothbrush and floss, and then using it. Travel sizes are handy if you are flying, and kids at camp or visiting grandparents enjoy the treat of little tubes as well.
Hello, Lip Balm
Lips are often overlooked when we think of oral care. They can burn in summer sun, and chap in the heat and wind. If you regularly wear opaque lipstick, or one with SPF of 15 or more, your lips are getting some protection. If not, find a lip balm you like (men, this goes for you too) with an SPF of 15 or higher, and use it several times a day.
Whiten Teeth for an Extra Summer Pop
Being nice to your mouth means presenting your brightest smile. If you’ve been thinking about a safe and effective teeth-whitening treatment, your dental office will have suggestions, and perhaps photos and testimonials from patients.
There Are Many Ways to Show Your Mouth You Care
Healthy lips and a well cared for mouth are important parts of dental hygiene. Contact Absolute Dental Care today in Virginia Beach, VA to schedule a visit by calling (757) 428-7440. We proudly welcome patients from Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, Hampton, Eastern Shore, and all surrounding communities.