Summertime is in full swing and we couldn’t be more excited! Dr. Matt and the rest of our staff will be sure to get out for many bike rides, canoe trips, and music festivals as often as we can this summer. With so many fun things to do in the Indianapolis area and so many responsibilities to get accomplished between June and September, it can be overwhelming to decide how to spend your time. Here are some of our tips to help you make the most of your summer this year:
- Shop for winter clothes.
Yes, we said it. This is the best time of the year to get unbeatable deals on those coats, hats, and boots you know you’ll need later this year! While it might seem like a drag to buy these bulky items now, you will save a lot of money in the long run. Especially for those of us who are parents with ever-growing kids, stock up now on those larger sizes and you’ll thank yourself later!
- Don’t skimp on sunscreen.
Of course you’ve heard it before, but you cannot underestimate the importance of sun protection during these sunny months. Because it’s finally (very) warm out, we’ll all be spending more time outside than usual. Whether you’ll just be outside for 20 minutes tending to the garden or for a few hours to enjoy a baseball game, protect your skin from harmful rays by using at least SPF 50.
- Plan family time, even if it’s not a vacation.
Sometimes we get all of our ducks in a row and pack up for family vacation. Other summers, it just doesn’t happen! Whether you can afford a full vacation this summer or not, make a point to spend scheduled, mandatory family time. If you have teenagers you know it can be difficult to take them away from their friends and part-time jobs in the summertime, but if you make a plan and stick to it, it’s possible.
- Schedule a dental check-up.
Before the kids are back in school, take advantage of the extra time and get them in for all their necessary health check-ins. To spend your time most efficiently, find a family doctor who is able to treat all members of your family instead of bringing yourself and your kids to difference offices. Your teeth are an important part of your summer look- you want them to shine like the rest of you!
- Take advantage of Indy’s fun summer atmosphere.
If you live in or around the Indianapolis area, you are sure to have a great summer. You’ve got the Indianapolis City Market, Concerts on the Canal, and so many other things to do! Indianapolis is bursting with friendly faces and exciting events- we hope you take advantage of everything our great city has to offer.
We hope you find these tips helpful! Let us know some other ways you’re spending your summer wisely- we’d love to add tips from you as well. If you’re looking for a dentist in Greenwood, Indiana with a patients-first, gentle approach, choose Dr. Matt Wittrig! We can’t wait to see you!