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If you want a healthy and stunning smile this summer, it’s best to take good care of your teeth and gums! Keeping your oral health in tip-top shape is easier than you think. All you need to do are the following things:

-Keep up on oral hygiene: Do your best to brush your teeth twice a day, floss your smile once a day, and rinse your mouth daily with mouthwash. As you do these things, use a soft-bristled toothbrush, fluoride toothpaste, and antibacterial mouthwash. Also, don’t forget to attend your six month checkup. Your checkup will help you have the healthy and polished smile you need.

-Wear a mouthguard: While you are active, it’s best to wear a mouthguard, especially if you participate in high-contact sports and activities. If you don’t wear a mouthguard, you could suffer from a hard blow to the face, which can result in chipped or knocked-out teeth. You can talk to your dentist about your mouthguard options during your next appointment.

-Be smart while traveling: As you take your summer trips, don’t forget to pack your oral hygiene tools. Please remember to put your toothbrush in a plastic container so the bristles don’t get squished or flattened. To make things easier, just have a travel case that is filled with your travel toothbrush, travel toothpaste, and travel mouthwash.

To learn more about summer smile care, please call our office at 972.484.5400 and talk to a member of our Smiley Dental Forest Lane dental team. We also encourage you to schedule an appointment with your dentist, if you are due for a dental checkup. We are more than happy to help you have the best smile possible this summer!