College Bound? Don’t Forget to Care for Your Smile

Tips for Caring for Your Smile in College

Young children aren’t the only ones heading back to school this fall. If you are a college student, you will likely soon be starting classes of your own. While many young adults find themselves on extremely tight budgets, during their collegiate years, that doesn’t mean that your dental health needs to suffer. Preventive dental care is one of the best ways you can prevent cavities and other oral health threats. Best of all, it isn’t cost prohibitive. In fact, there are some simple and affordable steps every student should take to help ensure his or her smile stays healthy and beautiful.

Schedule Bi-annual Dental Checkups

Preventive care, like regular dental checkups and cleanings, can help prevent a host of oral health threats, including cavities, gum disease, and many other issues. They are also considerably less expensive than most restorative procedures, making cleanings a worthwhile and smart investment in the long run.

Routine cleanings are also a great way to keep your smile looking its best, often preventing the need for cosmetic dentistry, as well.

What You Eat Can Help Your Oral Health As Well

And even less expensive but important step in caring for your dental health, is filling up on foods that are good for you, rather than just surviving on a mix of pizza, coffee, and microwave dinners. Sure, you may have to visit the cafeteria instead of the drive-thru, or use your dorms’ kitchen to cook up some healthy and hearty homemade meals, but the effort will be worth it, when your boy is healthy and your smile is, as well.

Water is also essential to good oral health, so rather than sipping on soda every day (which can lead to acid erosion and cavities), stick to H20, which is better for your teeth and your waistline.

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