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Do you want a healthy winter smile in Auburn Hills, Michigan? If so, our Family and Cosmetic Dentistry dental team is more than happy to help you achieve that goal! There are things you can do on a regular basis to keep your smile and oral health in tip-top shape. 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. Michael Tobola, 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.

If you keep up on oral hygiene, visit your dentist, have a healthy and balanced diet and wear a mouthguard, you’ll be on your way toward a healthy winter smile. For more information, tips and details, or if you need to schedule an appointment with your dentist, please feel free to call our office today at 248-852-8766 and talk a member of our team. We look forward to helping you!