School is out and summer is finally here.  The kids are out of school, summer vacations are planned, and your life is suddenly out of control.  Welcome to summer.

Summer is a great time for kids to go outside and enjoy the nice weather.  So, often sometimes, they will forget to eat or brush their teeth.  This is where you as a parent step up.

However, keeping your children’s teeth strong and healthy can be less stressful with a few good times from Dr. Rebecca Schmorr and Six Forks Smiles.

In the Water

One of the best parts of summer is having a relaxing afternoon in or beside the pool.  However, just like any other activity, there are certain precautions you and your children should take before spending time at the pool. 

Swimming and Keeping your Teeth Clean

On a hot, humid summer afternoon, swimming is a great way to cool off.  However, pools are filled with chlorine and other chemicals needed to treat the water.  However, prolonged exposure to pool chemicals can result in discolored or brown teeth known as swimmer’s calculus.   The discolor comes from the resident on your teeth mixing with the chlorine causing the phenomenon.

If you or your child has any situation where the chemicals in the pool water has affected their teeth, call and schedule an appointment with Six Forks Smiles to have our dentist, Dr. Rebecca Schmorr, professional teeth clean back to new.

Diving and Keeping your Teeth Strong

Either it be a somersault or a pike dive into the water, diving is a great past time for many pool attendees.  From the first leap to the spring into the water, the refreshing feel of diving is something to remember.  However, one wrong move can also make another memory that cannot be forgotten: a broken tooth.

The best way to prevent any molar accidents is to grab a teeth guard. These are a great way to keep your teeth protected and your smile shining.  However, if you are ever in a situation, where you or your child has a broken tooth or teeth. Dr. Rebeca Schmorr and her team at Six Forks Smiles recommend coming in and visiting them for cosmetic dentistry to fix the broken teeth.

On the Move

Summer is a great time to be out and about.  From going on a vacation or just simply be outside running through the fields.  Whatever the way to enjoy the day, it’s always best to still be considerate of your teeth.  Here are some ways to celebrate summer, but still keep your teeth healthy and strong.

Avoid Sugary Drinks to Keep Teeth from Tooth Decay

When out in the summer, it is crucial that you and your family stays hydrated to avoid a heat stroke.  In addition to staying hydrated, it is important to choose liquids that will be beneficial to your teeth; so, avoid drinks with sugar.

Drinking liquids with sugar can lead to teeth decay and periodontal disease.  Try swapping out the sweet tea for a refreshing glass of water. That way your family stays healthy and so does their teeth.

Work Hard, Play Hard.  Keep the Teeth Smiling.

Now the kids are out for the summer, it’s time to keep them active.  A great way to reduce the energy is to run it out outside in the sun.  Either it is playing catch, soccer, or volleyball, playing outside is a worthwhile experience for kids.

However, with any contact sport, you must have the proper support to keep those teeth shining and strong.  Dr. Rebecca Schmorr recommends wearing a mouth guard to keep the teeth safe from any type of dental accident.

Contact Raleigh Dentist Today

Enjoy the summer as much as possible, but when an emergency happens, be sure to contact Raleigh Dentist, Dr. Rebecca Schmorr to schedule an appointment.  Call 919-834-4450 or fill out the contact form today!