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You might be walking in a winter wonderland, but your smile might not be. There are many things during the winter season that can harm your oral health and smile. So, it’s important to do all you can to take good care of your teeth and gums on a regular basis. That way you can have a successful and pain-free holiday season! For a top-notch oral health, our Lifetime 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. Anthony Butchert 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.

Doing these things will keep you on the right track toward the strong and healthy smile you deserve! To learn more about how to have a healthy winter smile in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, please remember that you can always call 715-552-1000 and talk to a member of our dental team. We are here to help you know all about dental care so you can have the best oral health and smile possible!