Teeth Tips for Summer!

We’ve been enjoying (or enduring!) some seriously hot weather this summer in Sydney, and according to the forecast there is more to come! Here are some things to keep in mind when looking for ways to keep cool:

 //  When it gets hot, we get dehydrated and reach for a cold drink. Try your best to leave the sports drinks on the shelf – they are packed full of sugar and are just as bad as soft drinks. In addition to the sugar, the acids in these drinks weaken and break down the enamel of your teeth and make them more vulnerable to decay and erosion. 

    To stay hydrated and keep your teeth healthy, drink small amounts of water frequently, and before you start to get thirsty.  

//  Chewing on ice cubes is a surefire way to see us sooner than you’re planning to! If ice cubes are the only way you can beat the heat, crush some ice in the blender. Smaller chunks will be less likely to crack or chip your teeth, or damage existing fillings or crowns.

Stay cool out there!