Do you ever wonder what it takes to have a healthy smile during the winter season? If so, our Wong Dental team is more than happy to tell you! There are things you can do on a regular basis to keep your smile and oral health in tip-top shape as you celebrate holidays and play in the snow. Those things are:
–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. Lin Wong, 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.
For more information, tips and details about how to have a healthy winter smile in Covina, California, please call our office today at 626-709-3332 and talk to a member of our dental team. We are here to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to giving you the information you need to have a smile healthy winter season!