Warm Weather Warnings!

There’s so much to smile about when the warm days of summer make their appearance. However, before summer shows itself, we suggest you take a few very important oral health warnings into consideration. After all, we wouldn’t want you to get so swept up in the summertime fun that you completely forget to keep that smile of yours nice and safe in the meantime!

Warning: Lemonade Isn’t As Friendly As It Looks

There are few things quite as summery as a nice tall glass of lemonade (and the full pitcher that it came from)! While we cannot argue with your love of this cool, refreshing beverage, we do want to remind you that it’s not good for your oral health. In fact, anything that contains sugar or that is acidic (lemonade is both) will encourage dental damage. So, drink wisely!

Warning: The Sun Can Burn Your Lips

While you might not think about your lips very often, they are just as susceptible to sun damage (and even cancer) as the rest of your skin. Remember to make sun proofing your face and lips a priority with the use of sunblock and SPF balm.

Warning: Dehydration Affects Your Smile, Too

Yep, the long days of summer can leave you dehydrated if you’re not drinking enough water. While this bodes poorly for your overall health, it can encourage dry mouth, too! Don’t let this oral health problem get the best of you. Instead, remember to get your 64 ounces of water a day (minimum).

Stay Smile Safe This Summer With Suggestions

We have advice for just about everything, including keeping your smile safe throughout the summertime, so come in for your checkup and some tips!  To schedule a visit for in Lake Orion, MI, call Lake Orion Family Dentistry today at 248-693-6213.