Water Tower Dental Care wants to wish all of our amazing patients a very happy and safe 4th of July! It doesn’t get much better than warm weather, eating great food, and ending the day with a great fireworks display with friends and family.

While the 4th of July is a great time to celebrate, we want to remind you that splurging on sugar during the holiday can wreak havoc on your teeth--and there is no shortage on the 4th of July! Cakes, pies, cookies, and sugary drinks are the usual culprits but there is a whole host of other offenders.

To keep your smile healthy during the holiday (and every day), be sure to sip on water after eating or drinking sugary treats to help rinse away cavity-causing bacteria from sugar. Eating crisp vegetables like carrots and celery also help to naturally remove debris from your teeth--maybe a few sprinkles from that last cupcake that got stuck!