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Our dedicated dental team cares about you and your smile, which is why we encourage you to do all you can to maintain strong oral health this winter. However, that might be a difficult task because of all the sugary treats available and because of the tooth-harming activities. So, to help you keep your teeth and gums in tip-top shape this winter, our 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. Stephen Huber 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 give you that extra push toward a healthy winter smile in Leawood, Kansas. If you have any questions or if you would like to learn more about the best ways to keep your oral health in pristine condition, please call our office today at 913-543-3751 and talk to a member of our team. We look forward to helping you!