So, the holidays are just around the corner, the most awaited time throughout the year and you do not want to spoil them for some dental quibble.
To ensure a great time, we give you some basic tips to help keep your oral health top-notch!
Let nothing spoil your holiday!
Schedule an appointment and go to the dentist. Yes, do it before going on holiday to avoid shocks or problems while having fun. Let nothing spoil your holiday! Now, read on:
- If you wear braces, remember not to bite hard or crunchy things not to drop any bracket.
- If you you’re traveling abroad, bring a mini first aid kit with anti-inflammatory, antibiotic and rinses with chlorhexidine.
- Remember brushing morning and night. During night, we do not generate saliva and mouth is mostly unprotected.
- If you eat ice cream and / or soft drinks try to brush after as these foster the cavities.
- Try to incorporate anti cavities foods as cheese, yogurt, wine to your diet.
- If you have sensitivity to cold water or ice use best brands and top toothpaste and mouthwash after brushing.
Apart from the above, do not forget to use, at least for the night, interdental brushes or dental tape to clean between the teeth. 77% of caries are finally home interdental.
Dental routine: Brush your teeth daily
It is very important to maintain dental hygiene even in summer, although the rest of our habits are not the same. You need to brush your teeth after every meal and also make flossing and mouthwash. If you’re traveling for a few days, a good idea is to take Travel Kit smaller size with everything you need.
Consume natural fruit juices and fruit such as melon and watermelon. Also, foods such as fish, seafood and tomato, or milk products can help prevent many oral health problems. During the summer, eat more foods with sugars, and therefore, the chances of cavities increase considerably. Thus, try to avoid fizzy drinks and sugar and will reduce the odds.
Moderate consumption of coffee, tea and wine
During the holiday meals, barbecues and desktops are very common, and consumption of such beverages increases. It is important to note that excessive intake can cause our tooth enamel to darken.
Reduce sudden temperature changes
While eating, you must remember about temperature changes. At this time of year we consume more food and all types of drinks- fact that causes discomfort. It is also known as dental hypersensitivity.
To prevent this, brush your teeth after eating-preferably before an hour- by gentle movements of rotation or scanning from the gum to the tooth, without excessive force. An option can also be to use specific toothpastes or tooth gels for the treatment of sensitive teeth.
Overall, enjoy every minute of your vacation time, appreciate all the good that you have, live and let live. Life is short and it passes fast.
With the arrival of the holidays, all is pretty much altered and we just want to have fun during this period. For this reason, it is important to consider the above tips to avoid prejudicing your oral health during this season.