Your teeth have a busy summer schedule. Your teeth need to:
- Eat your famous grilled fare
- Schedule that summer dentist appointment
- Share that big smile with your family and friends
Don’t overwork your teeth by giving them one of these summer jobs:
Nothing makes the perfect summer couple quite like beer and BBQs. But while your friends may think it’s cool when you pop open a bottle of Kona Longboard Lager with your teeth, your dentist thinks otherwise. Biting down on a hard, foreign object can actually crack your tooth or cut your gums.
Nothing is more refreshing than an ice-cold drink to counter the summer heat. But after your drink is finished, avoid the temptation to chomp on the remaining ice. That repetitive crunching motion can create microscopic fractures on your teeth and grind down your enamel, making your teeth more susceptible to decay.
We get that you can’t wait to open that bag of taro chips, but this is a job for fingers or scissors, not your teeth. Consistent tearing and ripping can damage your enamel and cause premature tooth wear.
Remember, your teeth are good for eating, speaking and smiling. But they are never good substitutes for tools. Keep them safe!