Getting Your Smile Ready for Summer

Six kids standing in a pyramid shape
June 13, 2016

Follow these tips to make sure your family has a bright smile this summer.

Summer is just around the corner and you’ll soon be juggling a schedule of camp, swimming lessons, baseball practice, and road trips.

How can all of this activity affect everyone’s oral health? Read on to get some tips for making this summer a smile-friendly one!

The Risk of Dental Injury in Summer

The Great Outdoors offers so many ways to have adventure! The chance of getting hurt only increases the more often you’re out there running around. Mouth- and tooth-related accidents are very common.

What can you do to protect smiles of all ages while having fun in the sun?

Make an athletic mouth guard a regular piece of your child’s sports gear. A mouth guard will protect teeth, restorations, and braces and prevent injury to the skull if the jaw is slammed in the process.

If all-terrain vehicles or go-karting is your kid’s activity of choice, make sure their helmet is full-faced.

Watch Those Food Choices

Summertime is perfect for parties and cookouts. And these occasions are perfect opportunities for enjoying junk food and sweet drinks!

It’s fun to splurge now and then, but watch how often your family enjoys these treats to keep the cavity risk down.

A Reason to Smile All Summer!

Visiting our family dentist at Farhan Qureshi, DDS in Alexandria is the best way to get your summer started off right. Schedule your kids’ cleanings and checkups while they’re out of school and take care of important dental treatment before the summer gets too busy.

From sealants and mouth guards to fluoride and hygiene tips, we’ve got your summer smile needs covered! Give us a call today.