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Summer is Here

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When you think of summer, what comes to mind?  I think BBQ’s, swimming and bonfires.  And while summer is a fun time, it can take a toll on your teeth.

 

Here are some yummy foods and drinks to be mindful of this summer.

1-Lemonade – This sweet and tangy beverage contains a lot of acid and sugar which weakens tooth enamel. The citric acid can also dry your mouth, making you want more.  Try limiting your lemonade intake.   However, if you cannot resist this refreshing beverage try drinking water in between your glasses of lemonade.

 

2-BBQ Sauces – These tasty sauces are often sticky and filled with sugar, which is hard to get off your teeth. We know not everyone caries a tooth brush with them, so we recommend swishing your mouth with water.  Not only will this help loosen that sticky sauce but it will also help prevent that yummy dark sauce from staining your teeth.

 

3-S’mores – This gooey, sticky treat contains a lot of sugar. Like BBQ sauce, it is hard to get off your teeth. Brush or rinse as soon as you can.

 

4-Popsicles – Who doesn’t love a popsicle on a hot summer day? They are a great way to cool down. However, popsicles are sugary and contain food coloring that can stain teeth. Just remember, if it will stain your tongue, it will stain your teeth.  Again, brushing afterwards would be best, but if you cannot brush, rinsing with water is a suitable alternative.

 

Summer is a great time to get your teeth cleaned.  If you would like to schedule an appointment, please click here. We hope you all have a fun and safe summer.

 

 

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