Like everything, temperature changes affect our habits and, consequently, our dental health. At Pons Soria Dental Clinic we want to give you some tips so that summer does not go on vacation for your oral health.
Lets start by the beginning. The basis of all oral health is to keep our mouth as clean as possible. But during the summer period, we spend more time outdoors, making it more difficult to maintain our cleaning routines. From Pons Soria Dental Clinic we recommend preparing a dental hygiene kit that will accompany you everywhere and that includes a brush, toothpaste, dental floss, mouthwash, in addition to the much-helped sugarless gum.
Increased temperatures and hydration
Exposure to the sun and the sharp rise in summer temperatures leads to a daily loss of fluids in our body, making it much more necessary to consume fluids that keep our hydration at bay. And this includes the oral tissues, gums and mucosa, which manage to maintain their pH and prevent infection and inflammation.
Be careful what you eat … and drink
Teeth suffer from sudden changes in temperature. Ice creams, soft drinks or drinks with ice or slush can harm them and cause tooth sensitivity. Not only because of the temperature but also because of the excess of sugars that they usually carry, affecting the enamel or favoring the presence of cariogenic bacteria that attack your teeth more easily.
All summer fruit
Do you know the great variety of fruit that good weather offers you? Your dentist in Valencia advises you to take advantage of the nutrients, vitamins A and C and minerals that fruits such as melon and watermelon offer us, which also contribute to maintaining body hydration thanks to their high liquid supply. It is also interesting that you reduce the consumption of citrus fruits, which at this time are also found in soft drinks and juices, since the acids they contain can negatively affect your teeth. Try to brush your teeth after taking them.
Beware of harmful habits
No, teeth were not invented to cut or open potato bags or soda cans. Avoid those harmful orofacial habits such as using chopsticks that can harm them and even break them.
The increase in social life (even if keeping distances), encourages smoking more, which negatively affects our dental health as well as its aesthetics, causing damage and stains on the enamel. At Pons Soria Dental Clinic, we recommend reducing tobacco use and increasing your dental hygiene to avoid dire consequences.
As we have already mentioned, with the increase in temperature and social life, especially soft drinks and alcoholic beverages are desired. Be careful with the latter, since the alcohol present in beers, cocktails and tropical drinks causes the tissues to dehydrate, while deteriorating and damaging our teeth. The solution is always to strengthen our dental hygiene.
And despite everything, even with the moderation and prudence to which the presence of the covid-19 still forces us, we wish you a great summer.
Make an appointment online or through the phone. 96 3303344 or 96 0500242 or on our website www.clinicadentalponssoria.com and consult with your dentist in Valencia.
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