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Hello Spring! How Weather Can Influence Your Oral Care

April 02, 2023
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Spring is officially here, and with it comes the promise of warmer weather, blooming flowers, and longer days. But did you know that the change in seasons can also impact our oral health and oral care?

This article explores how the arrival of spring affects our teeth and offers tips on how to maintain good oral health during this time of year.

Talk about seasonal changes!

Seasonal changes can have a significant impact on our oral health and hygiene habits.

As the temperature drops during the cold weather, those with sensitive teeth may experience discomfort when consuming hot or cold drinks. Additionally, warm beverages like tea and coffee can stain teeth, leading to a less-than-perfect smile.

In contrast, the humidity during the spring can cause dehydration, leading to dry mouth and potential oral health problems. However, spring weather also brings excitement and outdoor activities, such as contact sports and drinking cold refreshing drinks. This is also the time when some people may start preparing for summer, including teeth whitening treatments.

During summers, the sun can affect our mental health and mood, leading to a greater inclination to care for ourselves and our oral health. Adequate levels of Vitamin D, obtained through exposure to sunlight, can also impact oral health.

So, whether it’s hot or cold, humid or sunny, maintain good oral hygiene habits throughout the year to assist with keeping your teeth and gums healthy and bright.

Is it allergy season already?

Allergy season can be a frustrating time for many, especially when it comes to oral health.

Allergies can cause postnasal drip, which can lead to inflammation, dry mouth, and a sore throat. A dry mouth, in particular, can have negative consequences on our oral health, as it increases the risk of tooth decay as well as gum disease.

It is important to note that self-diagnosing allergies may not always be accurate, as symptoms like a sore throat and dry mouth can also indicate other oral health issues. This could be infections, tonsillitis, and acid reflux.

It is always best to consult a dentist or healthcare provider to diagnose and treat any underlying conditions properly.

In the meantime, staying hydrated and practicing good oral hygiene can help alleviate some of the discomfort associated with allergies and protect our oral health.

Practice self-care

Spring is an excellent time for a fresh start, including renewal and rejuvenation. Celebrate it by practicing self-care and investing in your oral health.

Cosmetic dentistry can be a great option for those looking to improve or enhance the appearance of their teeth and boost their confidence. From teeth whitening to dental bonding and veneers, various cosmetic dentistry procedures are available to help you achieve your ideal smile just in time for spring.

If you play contact sports or struggle with bruxism, a custom-made mouthguard or nightguard can provide protection and help alleviate discomfort.

Dental bonding is another option for correcting minor imperfections while addressing tooth sensitivity.

If you suffer from TMJ, Botox Therapeutics can provide relief and allow you to enjoy the upcoming spring and summer festivities fully. But what is Botox Therapeutics? It is a type of treatment that uses botulinum toxin to temporarily paralyze or weaken muscles to alleviate various medical conditions, including chronic pain, muscle spasms, and migraines. Talk to a professional dentist about the potential benefits of Botox Therapeutics and whether this treatment option is right for you.

And let’s not forget about good dental cleaning. Regular dental cleanings not only keep your teeth and gums healthy but also prevent potential dental problems from worsening.

Now is also a great time to start planning your smile makeover, so you can confidently show off your smile all summer long. By maintaining your oral health and investing in your smile, you’ll look and feel good too.


Get your smile ready for the upcoming season by scheduling a cosmetic dentistry consultation at Ashraf Dentistry. With a variety of treatments available, including teeth whitening and dental cleanings, you can trust that your smile will receive the highest quality care possible.

Don’t wait to enhance your oral health and boost your confidence – your smile deserves the best care all year round.

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Lamine Diallo
Lamine Diallo
02:21 15 Jun 22
My family and I have been receiving care from Dr. Ashraf and his amazing team since we first moved to Waterloo in 2002. His assessment skills are spot on, he is gentle and is very skilled at working with anxious\nervous patients. My dental hygienist is Lin who is very knowledgeable, and passionate about her work. She is amazingly gentle yet very,very thorough when it comes to preventative dental care. She is didactic as well, taking the time to teach patients how to use certain equipment as well as addressing gingivitis in pro-active ways. We are in very capable hands.
Trisa Kapetaneas
Trisa Kapetaneas
18:12 01 Jun 22
I have been a patient here for over 2 years now and I've always enjoyed the experience. The staff are professional and have always made me feel comfortable. I recently had a cleaning done by Lynn for the first time and she was amazing! Will continue to visit for my checkups/cleanings.
Aamir Mirza
Aamir Mirza
14:54 03 May 22
Dr. Ashraf and his team is amazing. All work done under one umbrella for entire family. We all are very happy to be under the care for the last 20 plus years. Lin, dental hygienist is remarkable professional. She knows her job so well that I look forward to my cleaning every time I'm scheduled. Thank you Lin for your amazing work for my entire family!
Alena Delena
Alena Delena
14:50 02 May 22
My family loves Dr Ashraf. We've been through many dentists in many cities and he's by far our favourite one. He's always thorough and professional. His referrals are also of equal high caliber. I went to him for a root canal and a crown. I had many concerns and he addressed them all personally. He even went so far as to redo a root canal for me. Recommend.
Nicole Wood
Nicole Wood
15:31 28 Apr 22
I found Ashraf Dentistry a year ago and I absolutely love their dental clinic. Everyone is very kind and thorough. Lin is the best dental hygienist I've ever had! She takes the time to ensure I receive the care I need. Both dentists I've seen have also been very kind and wonderful at making me feel like my teeth are being taken care of. Highly recommend!
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