Follow these simple steps to maintaining good oral health during the summer months.
Summer is here and that brings many anticipated activities including vacations, poolside afternoons, hiking, travelling, and gathering with friends and family. While this time of year can be more relaxed, it is important to remember to take care of yourself including keeping up with good oral health. The last thing you need is a toothache sidelining you during your summer activities and preventing you from enjoying time off with those you love. To keep yourself healthy and well during the summer months, remember these simple tips:
- Drink plenty of water – It is important to stay well hydrated to prevent tooth decay and protect the sensitive tissue of your gums. While it may be tempting to reach for a sugary drink or even a frosty lemonade, water is the best choice. Ingredients like sugar and citric acid can cause tooth decay and juices, soda, alcoholic drinks, and coffee just do not hydrate your body as well as water.
- Protect your mouth – Summer is an ideal time to gather with friends for outdoor games and activities. Whether you are climbing, biking, or playing a team sport, it is important to remember a mouthguard. Mouthguards are an ideal way to protect your teeth, gums, and cheeks and prevent painful injuries during physical play.
- Swim with care – Swimming accidents are a common cause of oral injuries. Be aware of your surroundings, walk on slippery pavement, and avoid diving in shallow areas. If you do experience an oral injury, be sure to have it treated immediately to prevent further infection or damage.
- Get a check-up – The Oral Health Foundation recommends people have a regular check-up in the beginning of the summer. This way, your dentist can check for decay or damage before you head off on summer trips to prevent painful tooth aches from ruining your vacation.
If you do experience a tooth ache or dental injury, it is important to have it treated early. When it comes to handling a severe dental injury, it is recommended that patients seek out specialized endodontic care. Your general dentist can provide a reference for a doctor they know and trust who has the expert training necessary to offer the best treatment and care. Endodontists often offer flexibility in accommodating emergency cases and provide the highest level of pain management techniques and treatments. They can collaborate with your general dentist to provide a comprehensive treatment plan that is in your best interest and provides the highest level of care. This way, you can recover more quickly and return to your favorite summer activities once again.
About Professional Endodontics
Professional Endodontics has been exceeding the standard of care in Wayne and Macomb counties for over 50 years. The team specializes with treating issues with the inside of the tooth and goes out of its way to provide a safe easy environment for patients. Each member of the practice is dedicated to providing excellence in patient care and values high-quality relationships with referring dentists and specialists. Each endodontist at Professional Endodontics has been individually chosen as Best Dentists. Thanks to contemporary advances in endodontics, Professional Endodontics is able to use innovative technology to treat and save teeth that have suffered damage to the soft tissue within the roots of the tooth.
Professional Endodontics now offers three state-of-the art facilities in Clinton Township, St. Clair Shores, and a fully renovated Southfield location in the Comerica Tower. All locations offer the latest in advanced dental deliver systems, microscopy, and digital radiography.