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If you want a stunning smile this summer, it’s best to take good care of your teeth and gums! To help you do so, our team encourages you to do the following things:

-Keep up on oral hygiene: Remember to properly clean your smile each day by brushing, flossing, and rinsing. As you do these things, use a soft-bristled toothbrush, fluoride toothpaste, and antibacterial mouthwash. It’s also important to attend your six month checkup. That way, our dental team can prevent tooth decay and gum disease by removing the plaque and tartar from the surfaces of your teeth and underneath the gumline.

-Wear a mouthguard: If you are going to participate in high-contact sports or activities this summer, it’s best to protect your teeth and gums with a mouthguard. If you wear a mouthguard while you are active, the hard and forceful objects that hit your mouth will not harm your smile. To learn more about your mouthguard options, please talk to your dentist.

-Be smart while traveling: As you explore the world this summer, it’s important to pack your oral hygiene tools. Pack your toothbrush in a plastic container so the bristles don’t get squished or flattened. Also, it’s best to pack travel-sized toothpaste and mouthwash if you are traveling on a plane.

Doing these three things will help you have the top-notch oral health and beautiful smile you deserve. You can also consider taking advantage of the teeth-whitening treatment available at Midwest Family Dentistry. For more information and details about smile care, please call us today. Your dentist, Dr. Laney Schuman, and our dental team are more than happy to help you achieve the smile of your dreams this summer!