Honor America and Your Teeth this Holiday Weekend
The 4th of July is right around the corner and here at Ameriplan we like to let loose and celebrate America as much as the next guy. Delicious BBQ and cold sweet treats are calling all of us out to those fun poolside parties. We don’t want to begrudge you a good time, but we do want to offer up a few tips for keeping your teeth healthy this weekend so you can avoid having to use those affordable dental plans we provide you.
The number one piece of advice that we can offer up is to STAY HYDRATED. If you ignore every other tip in this blog, at least take this one to heart. One thing that all of our Ameriplan dental providers can definitely agree on is the importance of water to your mouth health. A dry mouth invites all kinds of nasty visitors in like bacteria, cracked skin and bad breath. Hydration isn’t just important to your dental health, it’s important to your allover health as well. So in between those celebratory beers make sure you’re drinking plenty of water!
Now let’s talk sugar. We know, we know, nobody likes being told to avoid the sugar; especially not when you’re planning on attending a backyard BBQ. But we have to at least mention it… Bacteria feed on sugar so the less you ingest, the less the bacteria have to feed on. Simple as that. But if you are going to eat sugary foods anyway—and we understand perfectly well why you would choose to—you could at least rinse your teeth with some water after you eat. Keep in mind, the night of a BBQ is definitely not the night to skimp on brushing and flossing before bed.
Finally, here’s an extra little tip you may want to try on for size: carry floss around with you. You can discreetly excuse yourself to use the restroom between snacks and floss away the excess food. Your teeth will thank you for the extra attention you’re showing them.
Whether you follow our tips or not, we hope you all have a fantastic holiday weekend. And if you do end up having a dental emergency, you can take comfort in the fact that you have amazing cheap dental insurance from one of our great Ameriplan providers. Happy Fourth of July everyone!