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7 Tips to Make It Through the Fair This Summer Cavity Free!

Cavity Free Smile

Step right up, fairgoers, and prepare for a summer adventure as sweet as cotton candy! As the sun graces the skies and the carnival lights dazzle, it’s time to prepare for a whirlwind of fun and flavor at The Great Minnesota Get-Together. But before you dive headfirst into the tempting treats and thrilling rides, there’s a crucial secret to share: how to make it through this summer fair with a gleaming, cavity-free smile.

We present “7 Tips to Make It Through the Fair This Summer Cavity Free!” There is no need to be a dental expert; these tips are as simple as a tilt-a-whirl spin. We’ve got you covered, from staying hydrated with the purest of waters to steering clear of sticky snacks that could cling to your pearly whites. Healthy bites, sugar-free gum, and even a trusty toothbrush in your fair bag—it’s all here to ensure your grin stays as radiant as the summer sun.

So, fasten your seatbelts and prepare for a tooth-friendly journey through the fairgrounds. Your dazzling smile and taste buds will thank you! After all, it’s time to savor every moment at the fair while Hopkins Family Dentistry keeps your dental worries at bay. Enjoy, indulge, and create memories to last a lifetime!

Tip 1: Hydration


Drink water throughout the day and after eating. It keeps you hydrated and will rinse food from between your teeth. It also helps to wash away sticky sugars and acids that can lead to decay.

Tip 2: Avoid Sticky Snacks

The longer sugar stays on your teeth, the more acid there is to eat away at the enamel. Avoid sticky foods like taffy, caramels, and hard candies. These can get stuck to the grooves and crevices of your teeth, increasing the risk of cavities.

Tip 3: Healthy Eats

Healthy Eats

Despite all the deep-fried sugar-soaked smells, some healthy options can be found. Incorporate healthy options like fruits, meat or veggie kabobs, roasted corn, and salads during your visit to the fair. Fresh fruits and vegetables can help “wash” away the sugary foods on your teeth. Eating dairy can also help neutralize cavity-causing acids.

Tip 4: Chew Gum

Chewing sugar-free gum between snacks and meals can be a short-term solution to cleaning your teeth. It increases the flow of saliva, which can also wash away food and other debris. Bonus: Chewing gum also keeps your breath minty fresh!

Tip 5: Floss It!


Bring floss or floss picks with you on your trip to the fair. You’ll thank yourself for being extra prepared. While enjoying fair favorites like bacon on a stick, roasted turkey legs, and corn on the cob, food will undoubtedly find a home between your teeth. Being prepared will save you from a day of constant picking and help remove that debris. Trapped bits of food can increase the risk of tooth decay and gum disease.

Tip 6: Brush Your Teeth

We highly recommend a good brushing session after your adventures. We know you’ll be tired and ready for bed, but brush your teeth when you get home to destroy those sugar bugs quickly. Letting sugar sit on your teeth overnight will increase your chances of getting a cavity. Consider bringing a travel brush to the fair to maintain a beautiful smile while indulging in all the excellent food.

Tip 7: Be Prepared

Dental emergencies can arise anywhere and anytime for numerous reasons, some preventable, some not. Save the phone number for Hopkins Family Dentistry: 952-935-2121 in your contacts, and call when you need dental help.

Have fun and enjoy all The Great Minnesota Get Together offers!

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