Our Temecula, CA team knows that when it’s time to celebrate, one of the last things you’re spending your time thinking about is your oral health. Instead, as the Fourth of July approaches, you’re thinking about parties, the yummy food that’s coming up, spending time in the sun, watching the beautiful explosion of fireworks, and having fun! With that said, your Temecula dentist reminds you that it’s actually very easy (and most definitely worthwhile) to take some basic steps to ensure you’re keeping your smile health safeguarded, while you’re letting loose and having an enjoyable time with friends and family!

You’ve Heard It Before: Sun Protection!

You will hear this from us time and time again and from any other dental or medical professional! When you plan on spending any amount of time in the sun (especially if it’s going to be extended!), you should get serious about your sun protection. From your Temecula dentist’s perspective, of course, this is in order to keep your overall healthy safe, as well as your oral health: Remember your lip tissue is vulnerable to cancer! So, use whatever you like. Wear that hat that blocks the sun from your face, spread on that SPF, add some protective lip treatment, and you’re making good choices!

Prevent Stains, Decay, Dehydration…With Water!

There are some new threats on the scene, when you’re celebrating the Fourth, that you may not usually see in such abundance on a daily basis. There are probably going to be lots of enjoyable food dishes, including sugary BBQ, desserts, ice cream, and more! There might be some staining items you don’t usually enjoy, such as cola! Then, there’s the possibility of dehydration, when you’re outdoors in the sun (and then still outdoors into the night) as you run around having fun. Your Temecula dentist’s solution? Drink lots of water to rinse teeth clean and to keep yourself hydrated!

Just Be Careful!

From playing with fireworks to swimming, eating fruits that could include pits, and more, just remember to remind yourself and your family and friends to be careful! Think before you jump into the pool, bite into food you didn’t prepare, etc. It will help you keep your smile in one piece!

Give Your Smile The Protection It Deserves

Keep in mind that when you take the time and put forth the effort to give your smile the protection it deserves, you make your life so much easier! Come in for highly effective preventive care! Give us a call in Temecula, CA to schedule a consultation with your dentist. We are proud to serve patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.