Back to School!

By : A.C.

With August coming to a close it's important that you get out and enjoy the summer before it's too late! While we've had to endure record-setting heat over the last month, the weather has been a little more comfortable lately, leaving you with no excuses to stay indoors.

While summer official runs until September 22nd, August often feels like the last month of the season with kids heading back to school. Whether you have children in the house or not, back to school routine can feel more demanding than summer's. Perhaps the shorter days may make it feel as if you have less time to accomplish things in any given day, perhaps the pace of people around us speeds up. Regardless of the reason, take a moment everyday to relax and breathe. While the immediate effect may not be obvious, stress and oral health are related. Stress contributes to grinding and clenching teeth, canker sores and even gum disease. We suggest starting your day off with breakfast and thinking positively about the day ahead while you brush your teeth and floss. This will give you a few minutes to yourself as well help to ward off some of the effects of stress on your oral health.

If you are looking for something with minimal stress to do with family or friends, apple and pear picking season will soon be back. Freshly picked fruits make a great snack and can often be stored for making pies, treats and meals that will remind you of your adventure to the farm. 

If you have children we suggest booking an appointment for a cleaning before schedules fill up with after school activities and clubs. If you are heading off to college or university, don't forget to look into your school's dental coverage. Make sure you maintain good oral health while in school and consider scheduling an appointment with us to get your smile in shape for your first day of class.