Well, it seems as though summer has begun in St. Petersburg! There is so much going on, including the daily celebration, Sunsets at Pier 60, where families can gather on the beach, listen to live music, watch street artists do their thing, and even take in an outdoor movie.
With all that is going on, you’ll want to make sure you don’t neglect your oral health habits! To keep your smile top of mind, the team here at Jeffery A. Spilman DDS has strung together some suggestions for keeping your mouth fresh and your smile looking its best.
Read on, and then reach out to one of our staff members to line-up your next preventive dental appointment in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Sugar Snacks Are A No-No
Sure, a cold can of Coke or a cool sugar snack is a guilty pleasure for most of us, especially when you are hanging by the beach, or travelling around. But these options won’t be good for your smile because all that sugar will feed the bacteria that makes cavities.
Daily Hydration Is A Must
Drinking water will do your body good. More than that, this will help keep your breath fresh. That’s because water allows you to make enough saliva to destroy the bad-breath-causing bacteria strains. And, remember, finding a water source with fluoride is an even better option!
Even in the summer, you should still be brushing your teeth for 2 minutes or more, at least twice each day. This will help keep cavities and periodontal disease from taking hold, and it will leave your mouth feeling nice and clean.
Flossing Makes A Difference
Just brushing your teeth is never going to get the job done. To go after the plaque and tartar that remains between your teeth and in other hard to reach zones, dental floss is the weapon of choice.
Try A New Mouthwash
There are fluoride mouthwashes available at every drugstore in Florida that can deliver added oral health benefits. Be sure to check the labels for age guidelines.
Plan To Visit The Dentist
Having a dentist you can trust to stay in-tune with your ever-evolving needs is a huge advantage. But we can only do so much for you if you never darken the doors of our comfortable office. Stopping by our dental office (at least) every six months is the best way to optimize your oral health all through life.
Why is that? Because the professional-grade teeth cleanings we offer can tackle any bacteria, tartar, or plaque that remains after your efforts at home, and is waiting to make trouble for you.
What’s more, our in-depth oral exams will give you an idea of what is happening in your mouth. Obviously, early detection and treatment is always the easier than finding out late in the game.
Plus, we offer more additional prevention techniques for you and your family! For instance, we provide fluoride treatments and dental sealants for young children and old-timers alike. These sort of things can reduce your odds of having problems later.
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Steering clear of sugary snacks, drinking water, brushing your teeth daily, flossing often, rinsing with fluoride, and visiting our office will ensure that your smile has a great summer!
Call us at 727-645-4727 to make your next appointment at Jeffery A. Spilman DDS!