Tips To Take Care Of Dental Health During Summer

Everyone loves summer time. The days are longer and kids are not going to school. And so it is the perfect time to go out on the trips. With so much fun in these days, it is easier to forget about taking good care of your dental health.

In this article, we are going to discuss some ways to keep dental health in good state.

Avoid chewing on ice

Chewing on ice seems fun during summer. This is the reason that you find it extremely intimidating to go against this temptation. But then, avoiding chewing on ice is something that you need to do if you want to save your teeth from getting damaged. Ice is hard and so it can be dangerous for the outer layer, enamel, of your teeth. Moreover, the chance of temperature can also cause the enamel structure to lose the bonding properties it must hold in order to remain intact.

Consider drinking plenty of water instead of juices and soft drinks

While occasional consumption of juices and soft drinks may not cause much harm for the teeth, regular consumption tends to destroy your teeth pretty badly. Remember, your main requirement during summer time is to stay hydrated; and you might not be able to stay hydrated with the help of soft drinks and juices. Therefore, you need to focus on water consumption because it regulates saliva in your mouth. Saliva is important because it re-mineralizes the tooth enamel. Juices and drinks, on the other hand, contain high content of sugar which can be quite dangerous for the teeth as it leads to the production of bacteria acid which can cause tooth decay and cavities.

Don’t forget your toothbrush while traveling

While packing for the trip, you may forget about many things which you need to keep with your while traveling. If those forgotten items are your toothbrush and floss, you do have to be concerned about it. However, good news is that you will be able to find these items anywhere. Most of the vacation hotels have these supplies at their front desks. All you have to do is to ask them for these supplies. It is going to help you specifically when your hotel is far away from the drugstore or market from where the dental supplies could be purchased.

Dental checkups

Before you go out on a family trip, you need to make sure that you take your family on a dental visit. The dentist would tell you about the things you need, or not need, to do in order to keep your dental health in good state.

Sleep Apnea and Its Treatment

Does your spouse complain about you snoring during the night? Do you wake up in the middle of the night while feeling shortage of breath? Do you feel exhausted during the day and also feel that you didn’t sleep well during the night? If you have some or all of these symptoms, you may be suffering from sleep apnea. One thing that you need to keep in mind is that many people suffer from these symptoms; and also that there are some solutions to this problem. The purpose of writing this article is to let you know what sleep apnea is and what solutions you can go for if you have this condition. It will surely help you identify your specific issue and let you expect what could happen during the treatment.

Sleep apnea and your health

You need to sleep well if you want to maintain your good health. Now, you may think snoring as no big deal but it is actually the process of obstruction of breath during sleep. It may also be the sign that you are suffering from sleep apnea. Here, you have to keep in mind that occasional snoring doesn’t mean that you are suffering from sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a condition which involves expansion of soft tissues in the throat WHENEVER you sleep. These tissues become relaxed during the process. The expansion can cause obstruction of airflow. As a result, brain sends the signals to the breathing system for a push in the breathing process. As a result, a sound of snoring generates from the throat as the soft tissues are still not allowing smooth airflow. Since you are not fully sleeping due to this process, the quality of sleep may be the most vulnerable victim in this regard. The matter of fact is that sleep apnea may cause some health problems. Experts have been able to find a link between sleep apnea and heart diseases.

Solution for sleep apnea

If you are suffering from sleep apnea, you have to visit your dentist as soon as you can. After all, good night sleep should not be sacrificed due to any reason. Having that said, a few treatment options are worth mentioning in this context.

  • One of the methods is to use the CPAP machine. This machine comes with a face mask which you will need to wear on your nose and mouth during sleep. The machine generates continuous positive air pressure (CPAP) in order to keep the airflow in the throat unobstructed. While it may seem difficult to sleep with a bulky face mask on, it is just a matter of instilling this habit. After that, you will surely find no problem in sleeping this way.
  • Another way is to use Oral Appliance Therapy. If you don’t want to use a bulky machine to give you the pressure in airflow, you can go for this device. This device tends to keep the upper jaw in forward position, avoiding obstruction in the throat area.