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The winter season could be a dangerous time for your smile and oral health, especially because of all the sugary treats available. However, if you keep your teeth and gums in mind and work on maintaining excellent oral health, you’ll be on the right track toward having a healthy winter season. So, to help you, our Scott A. Ervin DDS PA dental team encourages you to do the following things:

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. Scott A. Ervin, 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.

We care about you, your smile and your oral health, which is why we encourage you to do these things. If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about how to have a healthy winter smile in Terrell, Texas, please call our office today at 972-563-1670 and schedule an appointment. We are happy to help you!