Summer Wellness Guide

Summer is here, and staying on top of your wellness is more important than ever! With a surge of reopening establishments, the summer of 2021 is off to a raucous start—and with the record-breaking temperatures to come, we all know how crucial it is to stay hydrated and slather on that sunscreen. In honor of summer, we want to give you some tips and tricks to help keep you healthy and happy all season long!

Dr. Gehlert's healthy and delicious summer salad!

Eat Well While Supporting Local

A diet rich in vitamins and minerals helps prevent gum disease, strengthens teeth, nurtures the gut, boosts your immune system, and more! To improve your overall wellness (including your dental health), try local, nutritious foods, like the organic veggie starters and sandwiches at Sow Plated in Upper Arlington. If you’re not quite ready for in-restaurant dining, check out healthy, delicious recipes you can try at home from Whole Living Lauren. And for fresh, organic produce, look no further than Bexley Natural Market.

Get Moving! 

Exercise is vital for keeping your body, brain, and teeth healthy! It combats health conditions like some cancers and diabetes, strengthens your heart, boosts your mood, and even lowers your chance of developing gum disease.

If you can’t beat the heat but want to nurture your body with some exercise (or just have some fun) head to Vertical Adventures for indoor rock climbing! If you’re looking to spend time outdoors, check out these hiking trails around Columbus for a brisk walk or a day-long adventure. Even a simple walk outside can improve your health and your mental well-being. Be sure to have a water bottle, a protein-heavy snack, and plenty of sunscreen on hand—even if you’re in the shade!

Mental Wellness

With the country quickly reopening, your social schedule may be filling up in a way it hasn t for well over a year! Keeping your stress levels low is important for dental and overall health. Stress can upset sleep cycles, cause headaches, and lead to teeth grinding or clenching that wears down your enamel and increases sensitivity. If your busy schedule is causing you anxiety, take some time for yourself to decompress and unwind.

This summer, prioritize self-care and confidence. The country is reopening, and masks are coming off—we want your smile to be ready! This July, we’re celebrating with $100 off Philips Zoom whitening. This in-office procedure uses LED light-activated technology to whiten your smile up to eight shades in only one hour. It’s been a year since the world has seen your brilliant smile, so let it shine confidently. Call us today at 614.459.2300 for exclusions and details or to book this special offer!

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