Did you know, people tend to smile more during summer?

Get your summer smile ready with our top tips for keeping your smile bright and fresh during the summer months.

1. Keeping hydrated during the warmer weather is essential but don’t forget to take care of your teeth too!

2. Drinking summer beverages through a straw can help to decrease the amount of contact your teeth have with fizzy, acidic and sugary beverages. Helping to keep your mouth clean and healthy so you can smile with confidence all summer long!

3. Do something for yourself this summer! Visit your dentist for a check-up and remember, you should be seeing your hygienist regularly, so if you haven’t had a chance to recently, take some time for yourself and get a dental and hygiene check-up.

4. Being on the go, getting involved with outdoor activities and having BBQ’s and picnics is all part of summer fun however not so fun for our teeth! If brushing after eating and drinking isn’t an option, rinse your mouth with water to remove sugars until it’s possible to brush.

5. While taking part in outdoor activities and sports, always wear appropriate protective wear including mouth shields. Make sure children follow the pool rules as some dental emergencies happen through slipping on wet surfaces during the summer.

6. Enjoy your ice cold drinks without sensitivity by visiting your dentist for advice

7. Have fun, take care of yourself and don’t forget to smile!