For most people, the summer months are a little bit more laid back, giving you more free time to enjoy the weather, spend time with friends and family, and focus on the projects that you have been ignoring. Dr. Michael C. Stypula knows that summer can be a great time to put the focus back on yourself and your health. This summer, why not put your attention towards making your mouth, teeth and gums as healthy as possible, with these tips.

Replacing Your Old Toothbrush

Toothbrushes need to be replaced every three months. Most people forget and hang on to their brushes much longer than the recommended amount of time. Use the beginning of this new season to start fresh with a brand new toothbrush instead. By the time autumn rolls around, you will be ready for your next new brush.

Schedule Your Semi-Annual Appointments

Regular oral checkups are required for a healthy mouth. The open schedules of summer offer up plenty of time to fit in your six month appointment with a periodontist in Pittsburgh, PA. You do not have to worry about working around children's school days, but you can schedule yourself and anyone else in the family, for some routine care.

Obtain Any Delayed Treatments

If you have been putting off any periodontal treatments, now is the time to get them accomplished. Delaying treatment can lead to bigger problems in the future, so it is imperative that you take control of your overall health, by scheduling the appointments that you have been avoiding.

Get Physical

A healthy body is a key element of a healthy mouth. Regular exercise and physical movement can improve your oral wellbeing, along with your waistline. Take advantage of the warm days and start up a routine that can get you back on track.

By taking care of yourself, you can take charge of your life and health. Do not forget to contact Dr. Stypula at (412) 348-8833 for your summertime periodontal checkup.