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Did you know the winter season could be harmful to your smile? Well, it’s true! This is why it’s important to keep your teeth and gums in mind while you go about your day. To help you take good care of your oral health while the snow falls and the Christmas lights shine, our Lakeview Dental Care dental team encourages you to do the following things:

Keep up on oral hygiene: Brush your teeth two times a day—every morning when you wake up and every night before you go to bed—for two minutes each time. As you scrub your smile, make sure to use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. The soft bristles will deeply clean your teeth and care for your gums. The fluoride toothpaste will nourish and strengthen your chompers. After you brush at night, don’t forget to floss every crevice of your smile and rinse your mouth.

Visit your dentist: If you’re due for a dental checkup, it’s best to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jeffrey Brink at your earliest convenience. The cleaning and checkup involved at the appointment will help you keep your smile in pristine condition this holiday season, especially because it helps you prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and enamel erosion.

Have a healthy and balanced diet: The winter season has many holidays, which means there are a lot of sugary treats, like pie, candy canes, hot cocoa and chocolate. Because of all the sugary treats at arm’s reach, you need to be careful. If you have a healthy and balanced diet, the risk of you having cavities will decrease.

Wear a mouthguard: There are many winter activities that could harm your smile if you’re not smart, like sledding and ice skating. While you participate in these activities, there is a chance you could fall and injure or knock out a tooth. So, to prevent this dental emergency, we encourage you to protect your smile with a mouthguard.

Call our office today at 810-231-2288 if you have any questions about how to have a healthy winter smile in Whitmore Lake, Michigan. We are here to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to giving you the tips you need so you can have a healthy winter season!