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6 Ways to Maintain a Healthy Smile for Summer

At Beech Cottage Dental, we believe that a healthy smile is the cornerstone of overall well-being. As the sun shines bright and warm and the sweet scent of summer fills the air, it’s time to embark on new adventures and create lasting memories. 

Whether you’re planning beach getaways, outdoor barbecues, or lazy afternoons by the pool, summer is a time of joy and relaxation. Amidst all the excitement, it’s essential to recognise the significance of maintaining your dental health. After all, your smile is your ultimate accessory, radiating confidence and happiness.

Why should you maintain a healthy smile for summer? 

Why settle for anything less than a dazzling smile this summer? Your smile plays a crucial role in boosting your self-esteem and making you feel fantastic. As the temperature rises and the season of outdoor fun begins, it’s essential to prioritise your oral health. After all, a healthy smile not only enhances your overall well-being but also adds that extra touch of confidence to your summer adventures. 

So, let’s explore 6 ways to maintain your healthy smile for the summer:

  1. Regular brushing and flossing

Ensuring you are regularly brushing and flossing your teeth, 2 times a day minimum, is crucial for maintaining a healthy smile. If you don’t brush twice a day every day, then you are much more likely to have tooth decay and gum disease, as well as build-up of plaque. That’s why it’s so important that you keep on top of your brushing and don’t let yourself fall back on bad habits of not flossing. We have a blog to help you practice good effective dental hygiene at home.

Using fluoride toothpaste benefits your teeth and reduces tooth decay by 25%. With all the delicious sweet treats and fizzy drinks you will be enjoying this summer, it makes it even more important to regularly clean your teeth to wash away any build-up of sugar or acidic foods. 

  1. Stay hydrated

Water helps flush away any leftover food particles or bacteria from your mouth. This can prevent tooth decay and bad breath and is a better alternative than sugary drinks to keep you cool in the summer. 

  1. Limit sugary drinks and snacks.

Sugary foods and drinks can negatively impact your dental health by eroding tooth enamel and causing cavities. Instead of sugary drinks and snacks, try healthier alternatives like fruits, veg, infused water or tea. 

  1. Protect your teeth during outdoor activities. 

If you’re planning on playing sports this summer, it’s important to wear a mouthguard to protect your teeth from injury. It can protect your teeth, gums, tongue, lips and cheeks from cuts from your teeth during exercise. 

  1. Visit the dentist regularly.

Regular dental checkups and cleanings are essential for maintaining a healthy smile and catching any problems early on before they become more serious. On top of this, getting professional cleaning can remove plaque build-up that you have missed.

  1. Consider orthodontic treatment.

Orthodontic care can provide many benefits, including straightening your teeth for a better smile so you’re able to clean your teeth and gums more easily. Orthodontic treatment can correct any crowing of your teeth as well as your bite. This will give you a much better summer smile and increase your confidence. Here at Beech Cottage Dental, we provide a range of services, including Invisalign, Teeth Whitening, Dentures and many more!


In conclusion, maintaining a healthy smile during the summer season is crucial for your oral health and overall happiness. Be sure to follow these tips to maintain a healthy summer smile. Don’t hesitate to contact us today to schedule an appointment at Beech Cottage Dental Practice for any dental concerns and to start your journey to a healthy smile for the summer!

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