Five Tips for a Summer Ready Smile

Charlotte NC DentistThere are only a handful of school days left, and it won’t be long before you or your family is headed off on summer vacation. You’ve been hitting the gym, shopping for beach wear, and even started on your tan. But don’t forget the most important accessory, your smile. Here are five things to do to get your grin ready for the sizzling summer heat:

  1. Touch Up Your Whitening

Use your home whitening kit for a week to re-vamp your smile’s brightness. We suggest touching up every 3-4 months, and especially after your dental cleanings.

  1. Drink Up

Stay hydrated to avoid heat stroke during that mid-July soccer game. Tap water is best. It cleans your teeth while you drink it, doesn’t contain added sweeteners (like sports drinks do) and hydrates you the way nature intended.

  1. Book a Dental Checkup

The last thing you want on vacation is a toothache. See our Charlotte dentist twice a year for a dental checkup, so we can spot dental problems when they’re easier to correct.

  1. Pick the Right Lipstick

Did you know that cool-toned lipsticks can make your teeth look whiter than they really are? Go for hues with a blue or purple tint, as opposed to orange or flesh-colored.

  1. Grab Some Gum

While you’re spending the day at a theme park or shuffling the kids to the zoo, there’s a good chance you won’t have time to grab a toothbrush mid-day. Keep Xylitol-sweetened gum on hand to break up plaque and keep it from building up on your teeth.

Call South Blvd Dentistry in Charlotte today, to have a summer-ready smile tomorrow!

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