As August draws to a close, most students are either already back in school or are about to be. It can be easy to let all kinds of things go in the summertime, including your oral health. However, now that you’re getting back into the swing of waking up early and studying, you have an excellent opportunity to improve your daily dental hygiene.
If you want to ace your next dental exam, here are a few things you should do to keep your oral health in good condition.
Improving Your Dental Hygiene
If you’re the kind of person who tends to stay up late and sleep in during the summer, you may have fallen off of your daily dental routine. Now that you’re forced back into a bit of a routine, it could be much easier to find time to brush and floss.
That said, you’re also likely to be a little bit more on-the-go, and you might be rushing out of the house much more often. If you’d like to become more consistent with dental hygiene, you could invest in a travel dental kit that will make it easier to brush on the go.
Making Tooth-Healthy Lunches
Going back to school means that you’ll probably have to plan out what you’re going to eat for lunch. Since you’re putting in the effort anyway, you might as well be thoughtful about selecting foods that are heathier for your teeth.
This can be as simple as swapping out sodas for sparkling water and substituting sticky candy for dessert with a piece of fruit. Even minor changes like this can have demonstrable effects on your oral health.
Getting to the Dentist More Often
The nice thing about summer is that you have an excess of free time. This not only allows you to have plenty of fun, but it also makes it much easier to handle everything that you need to do. Making it to a regular dental checkup is a good example.
If you haven’t started school yet, you may want to see the dentist while you still have the time. If you have, you should plan your next visit well ahead of time so that you can be prepared to make up any schoolwork on the day that you miss.
About the Author
Dr. Kevin Dann knows that high-quality dentistry is not only possible, but that you can be completely comfortable while you’re sitting in the dentist’s chair. He knows he’s done a good job when a patient is relaxed for the duration of their stay and leaves with a better smile. Dr. Dann received his dental and anaesthesiology degrees from the University of Toronto, where he presently works as an instructor.
If you have any questions about protecting your teeth, he can be reached at his website or by phone at 647-559-3176.