Do you want a healthy and pristine smile this winter? If so, our Tacoma Washington Dentist dental team has some helpful tips for you! If you do everything you can to keep your oral health in tip-top shape, you’ll be on the right track toward the smile you deserve. So, to help you, we encourage you to do the following things on a regular basis:
-Keep up on oral hygiene:
Brush every morning and night for two minutes each time. As you brush, use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. After you brush at night, floss every crevice of your smile and rinse your mouth. As you floss, clean with an easy-to-use product and be careful around the gums. As you rinse, use antibacterial or fluoride mouthwash.
-Visit your dentist:
If you’re due for a dental checkup, make sure to visit your dentist, Dr. Phuong Nguyen, at your earliest convenience. The professional cleaning and exam involved will keep your oral health in tip-top shape, especially because it helps keep tooth decay, gum disease, and enamel erosion away.
-Have a healthy and balanced diet:
Because of all the holidays, there are many sugary treats available all winter long, like pie, hot cocoa, candy canes and chocolate. If you’re not careful, the sugar could attack your smile and create cavities. So, it’s important to have a tooth-healthy and balanced diet during the winter season.
-Wear a mouthguard:
There are many fun winter activities that could pose a threat to your smile, like ice skating and sledding. So, if you want to protect your smile while you participate in these activities, we encourage you to wear a mouthguard. That way if you hit your smile, your chances of having a tooth injured or knocked out decrease.
These tips will help you have a healthy winter smile in Fircrest, Washington. If you have any questions or if you are interested in knowing more about how to maintain a top-notch oral health during the winter season, please call our office today at 253.565.2895. We are here to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to hearing from you!