Practical Poolside Prevention: Are You Prepared?


One second, we are wearing coats and are dreaming of the days when T-shirt weather will finally arrive. The next, summer is nearly here, which means lots of fun in the sun and probably some poolside parties, too. Our Lake Orion, MI team asks: Are you ready for this big shift? Have you gone through the practical poolside preventive details you might want to consider to ensure you’re keeping your oral health on the straight and narrow? If you’re shrugging your shoulders because these questions are a little premature, then let’s help you prep nice and early!

Protect Your Pout

As you know, one of the things we keep an eye out for during your dental checkups and cleanings is oral cancer. With this in mind, we encourage you to remember to apply sunscreen to your face and to apply lip balm with SPF to your lips, so you’re protecting even your mouth area from the sun’s harmful rays. It’s just a couple extra steps that can work wonders for keeping your oral health protected!

Pace Your Poolside Travel

Pace yourself. Of course, you may really want to snag that flamingo-shaped raft that everyone else has been hogging but remember: You really don’t want to slip. Take your time when you’re enjoying a swim-centered day, so your oral health is never in jeopardy and you can head home with a complete and undamaged smile in tow!

Put Everyone’s Safety First

How do you prioritize the safety of every single person around you, you wonder? Well, by remaining mindful of what’s going on. For instance, if you’re ready to dive off of the diving board, protect yourself and the people in the pool by first looking into the water before you head straight in. That way, you don’t end up running into another person and potentially damaging your oral health upon impact! Why not avoid the need for a tooth replacement by simply watching where you’re going? It sounds obvious but it’s easy to overlook when you’re having a blast!

Peek For Pits And Seeds Before Biting

Remember that if you’re enjoying a pool party and someone hands you a slice of watermelon, a cup full of cherries, or some other festive summery treat, don’t bite before you take a look or ask questions. Many summertime foods are full of seeds and pits, which can lead to cracked teeth if you’re not careful!

Prep Your Smile For Summer

Take in some helpful advice the next time we see you if you need assistance with protecting your smile and oral health throughout the summer. Set up your next dental checkup soon and then ask us anything you need to know! To schedule a visit for in Lake Orion, MI, call Lake Orion Family Dentistry today at 248-693-6213.