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If you want to maintain a strong and healthy smile this winter, then our Canton Dental Clinic dental team has some helpful tips for you! There are things you can do on a regular basis to keep your teeth and gums in pristine condition, and those things are:

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. Chris Freed 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 help you have a healthy winter smile in Canton, South Dakota. We care about you and your smile, which is why we encourage you to do these things. For more information and details, or if you have any questions and concerns, please call our office today at 605-987-2721. Our dental team is here to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to hearing from you!