Dental health is an essential part of living a healthy life.

It can be especially easy to forget about your dental health when you have friends and family over. Below, the team at Periodontal Associates of Memphis goes over some ways you can enjoy your company and also make sure dental health is not forgotten.

  • Trade in the sugary snacks and drinks for things that are more mouth-friendly.
  • Fill a cooler with ice to keep drinks cool rather than placing ice cubes in drinks. Chewing on ice cubes is a common habit and can do severe damage to our teeth.
  • Swap out toothpicks for dental picks; they are much safer than pocking around with a toothpick.
  • Make sure everyone is drinking plenty of water. Water helps wash away harmful bacteria from our mouth and is especially important when you’re outside in the summer heat.

If you’re in the Memphis, TN area, need to visit a periodontist, have any questions about the health of your gums, we welcome you to schedule an appointment with us today!