Summer is here and that means it is a great time to get out an enjoy picnics with friends and family. Though there is often plenty of “junk” food available at these occasions (crunchy chips, bubbly drinks, and sugary treats), there is also an abundance of fresh summer choices that are beneficial to taking care of your teeth and gums.
During the hot weather, perfectly ripened produce beckons and its siren song is often hard to resist. The good news is that the berries, tomatoes, peppers, watermelon, cherries, corn, and other tasty fruit and vegetables promote good oral health.
Fresh foods, especially those grown and/or purchased locally, are full of vitamins and minerals like magnesium, folate, potassium, vitamin C, and even calcium. These are essential to building up bones, warding off cancers, and recovering from injuries. Just remember that it is always best to brush after eating and bring the dental floss for cleaning between teeth, especially after eating corn on the cob.
Summer is also a busy time for adults’ and children’s dentists as they are called upon to fix oral health problems like a broken or chipped tooth and even a tooth that has been knocked loose or out of place.
At Dakota Dental, our Apple Valley family dentistry team is ready to handle summer dental emergencies and provide dental emergency services nearly on demand. Be sure to keep Dakota Dental’s contact information in your cell phones and close at hand just in case your family needs emergency dental treatment this summer.
Dakota Dental accepts appointment requests online at www.DakotaDental.com. However, for emergencies, Dakota Dental recommends calling (952) 431-5774 if dental emergencies have occurred. Our dental clinic will get you scheduled quickly for dental services and provide information and advice.