As the weather finally begins to warm up—and you continue to heed our high-temperature-centric tooth-preserving tips, right?—you may find yourself enjoying an array of sunshine-appropriate pastimes, including, perhaps, hiking!
Now, trekking through nature can be an exquisite experience, but don’t let yourself get too carried away; you should still keep your pearly whites in mind.
Here are three things to take note of the next time you head out to a hike.
1. Making Staving Off Sun Damage A Priority
As we have said before, staying in the sun too long sans protection is a huge no-no. Opt for clothing that was designed for outdoor utilization during sunshine-heavy activities, slather on the sunscreen frequently (and the UV-blocking chapstick) and wear a large-brimmed hat whenever possible.
2. Bring Along A Toothbrush & Floss
On-the-go, energy-packing snacks tend to be either sticky or full of dried fruits and sweet tidbits (we see you, chocolate chips) and neither of these are fantastic for your smile. Sorry!
Minimize potential damage by packing floss and a toothbrush and using these after biting into any questionable food items.
3. Stay Hydrated
This is just an across-the-board solid move. It’s good for your body and it’s good for your teeth.