Happy 4th of July from everyone at Johnson Family Dental in Paducah! As we celebrate our nation’s freedom with parades, picnics, BBQ’s, and fireworks, it’s important to remember not to cut it short when it comes to maintaining good oral health. That’s why we’ve put together the following list of dental tips to keep your smile as bright as the fireworks while keeping your celebrations as joyful as possible.
Eat Healthy Foods
While can be tempting to indulge in chips and other salty snacks, it’s important to choose options that are not only healthy but taste good as well. Make sure to load up on fruits and veggies and eat calcium-rich foods like yogurt and cheese to help maintain good oral health while keeping unwanted calories at bay.
4th of July celebrations mean plenty of time outdoors. To help beat the heat, make sure to drink plenty of water instead of sodas and sports drinks to keep you hydrated. Drinking water also helps to rinse away leftover food particles that stick to teeth while preventing acid buildup and the growth of bacteria in the process.
Chew Sugarless Gum
Like any other holiday, daylong snacking is a common theme during Independence Day celebrations. To help keep your teeth healthy and clean, make sure to chew some sugarless gum to help remove leftover food particles and stimulate saliva production.
Don’t Use Your Teeth As Tools
This may sound like common sense but it happens more than you think. When people lack the proper tools, they often resort to using their teeth to open packages or even drinks. Unless it involves chewing food, you should never, EVER use your teeth as tools.
After The Celebration
Once the 4th of July celebrations have passed, make sure to visit your Paducah dentist at Johnson Family Dental. We can help make sure your smile is as healthy as possible with a post-holiday appointment. Call us at (270) 554-2432 or CLICK HERE to contact us!