Whether you’re planning a vacation or a staycation with your family over the March break, it can be easy to fall out of your routine. Make sure that you don’t take a vacation from good oral hygiene and follow these dental tips for a healthy spring break.
Grab Water, Not Sugary Drinks
Everyone likes to indulge while they’re on vacation but be careful not to go overboard. It’s easy to grab a juice or a soda when you’re in a hurry, but plaque-causing bacteria never go on vacation. Choosing water over sugary drinks makes sure you stay hydrated and also helps wash away surface bacteria while drinking. Pack water bottles on your journey and fill them up as you go.
Bring Teeth Friendly Snacks With You
Junk food is okay as a treat once in a while, but crunchy fruits and vegetables like apples, carrots, pears, and celery are not only delicious but can help keep teeth clean. These natural toothbrushes help scrape plaque off of teeth, gums, and tongue. Choosing teeth-friendly snacks makes your kid’s teeth healthier, and helps instill good habitual food choices.
Chew Sugar-Free Gum
Sugar-free gum stimulates the flow of saliva which washes away sugar and leftover food debris.
Carrying a pack with you on your excursions is always a good idea to provide your family with after meals.
Maintain Your Regular Brushing and Flossing Routine
Sleeping in or staying in an unfamiliar location shouldn’t keep you from taking care of your teeth and gums. The most important thing is to maintain your brushing and flossing routine over the March Break, specifically with your children. It’s easy to fall out of an oral health routine when other aspects of your life change, but make sure to stay vigilant to ensure your family’s oral health remains in good standing.
Do a Little Spring Cleaning Over Spring Break
It can be difficult to find time during a normal week for dental care. Juggling work, school, and after-school activities doesn’t allow a lot of extra time for appointments. If you’re spending your spring break at home, consider using this time to take care of your family’s regular teeth cleanings and dental procedures. Book your appointments early, as spaces over the March Break tend to fill up fast.
For all of your dental needs contact DS Dental in either Burlington or Oakville. We can service your whole family to ensure everyone’s optimal oral health. Contact us today.