Dentist shares tips for healthy summer dental hygiene (Ellysa Gonzalez Blog)

It’s summer time but a local dentist reminds kids it’s not a time when healthy tooth hygiene should be ignored.

A press release from Schmidt Public Affairs on behalf of Dr. D Ray Gifford, a dentist at Kool Smiles, sent a press release with tips to keep up dental health throughout summer vacation.

Healthy breakfast: For many kids, summer means later find-your-own breakfast mornings. Choosing from a selection of healthier breakfast items such as seasonal fruit as opposed to sugar-filled cereals could help maintain a healthy smile.

Soft drinks: Limit soft drink intake. Encourage kids to drink ice water with a lemon or orange slice and discourage consumption of sodas.

Brush regularly: Make sure kids brush after every meal and before bedtime. A tooth brush should be the last thing in a child’s mouth before going to sleep.

Pack healthy: Whether it’s a trip to the beach or the neighborhood pool, pack your own healthy snacks. Avoiding greasy and sugary foods is better for the body and the teeth.

Brushing routines: Eating three healthy meals, brushing at least twice a day and flossing at least once can help keep up dental hygiene.

Schedule a check-up: Summer is an ideal time to schedule a dental appointment. Checkups should be done every six months.

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