Is a trip to the dentist at the top of your summer bucket list?
We didn’t think so – but there are plenty of reasons to make it a priority somewhere in-between a road trip to the Badlands and the 20th Annual Ribfest – something you will definitely need to floss after!
Here are 3 easy dental care items to add to your summer to-do list:
Regular cleanings are part of a healthy dental care routine. They remove plaque and tartar and check for cavities and gingivitis. You’ll notice improvements right away in your mouth after just one cleaning. If you don’t go to the dentist regularly you could miss fixing problems before they are serious, and that can cost you.
Sunrays aren’t the only rays happening this summer. X-rays are an important part of your ora health care, as they help your dentist find cavities, bone loss and jaw issues. And revealing problems before symptoms start means they can be treated before they get more serious.
Dental sealants are a plastic coating painted onto permanent teeth, usually the molars, to prevent cavities. Brushing doesn’t reach all of the grooves on back teeth, which is where most cavities in children form. Sealants have been shown to reduce the risk of molar decay by 80%. Learn more about sealants and their lifespan.
Show your smile some love this summer by visiting the dentist for easy preventive care appointments. It won’t take much time out of your day, but a healthy smile can last you a lifetime – plus a healthy mouth can help you avoid other health concerns.