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How to Keep Your Smile Healthy During Your Summer Vacation


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Your smile could the last thing you are thinking about when planning your vacation. Oral health is forgotten when people are busy making their summer plans and arranging care and activities for the children. The following tips will ensure that you have a healthy smile over the summer holiday.

Pack the Essentials When Travelling

Just as you want to ensure that you have sunscreen, bug spray and the right clothes, make sure you have your mouth covered. Carry with you a toothbrush, toothpaste and floss even when visiting friends.

It is not ideal to go shopping immediately after arriving at your destination. The better option is to pack all these items and have them with you in plain sight to remember using them in the morning and in the evening.

Always Stay Hydrated

You have a wide selection of options for beverages you can consume during summer such as energy drinks, iced coffee and margaritas. However, drinking water is your best choice over the sugary alternatives. Water will keep you hydrated and will ensure increased flow of saliva in the mouth. Saliva washes over the teeth keeping them moist and stops plaque from sticking on your teeth.

Choose Healthy Summer Snacks

Become choosy with your snacks to protect your smile. Healthy snacks such as watermelon that contains high water content will be good for oral health. Go for fresh fruit rather than pre-packed foods, frozen yoghurt over ice cream — as these are healthier and contain lower sugar content.

Pay the Dentist a Visit

The summer holidays present an opportune time to take the kids to the dentist since they are out of school. Schedule an appointment for the dental checkup. The dentist will provide information on what needs to be improved and how to motivate the kids to brush effectively.

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Dr Ashley Davenport BDS MFGDP(UK)

I qualified as a dentist in 1995 and can honestly say that I have been doing a job that I love for the past 20 plus years. Most people who know me well know that dentistry is a passion for me and that if I won the lottery I would still want to have some dentistry in my life. I get huge satisfaction from treating patients and making a difference to ...

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Dr Catherine Myatt BDS MFGDP(UK)

Cath joined the practice as a dentist in 2002.  She and Ashley met on their postgraduate Vocational Training course in Birmingham when they ended up working at the same practice in West Bromwich.  When Ashley was looking for an associate at Balsall Common Dental Practice, Cath came to take the role and she has been here ever since.  In 2017 Cath...

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