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Summer is a fun time for everyone. It can even be fun for your smile! That is, if you take good care of it. This is why Dr. Amanda Lewis and our dental team encourage you to keep your teeth and gums in mind while you play all day. To help you keep your smile in tip-top shape this summer, we have some recommendations for you.

It’s best to keep up on oral hygiene. This means you should brush your teeth twice a day, floss your teeth once a day, and rinse your mouth daily. It’s also important to visit your dentist for your six-month checkup. These things can help you avoid tooth decay, gum disease, enamel erosion, and other major dental issues this summer.

It’s also recommended to wear a mouthguard while you are active. If you play high-contact sports or activities, there is a high chance a ball, knee, elbow, or other hard object can hit your mouth and injure your teeth and oral tissues. If you wear a mouthguard, your oral cavity can be protected.

Lastly, care for your smile while you travel. Just because you’re on vacation doesn’t mean you should stop caring for your chompers. This means you need to remember to pack your oral hygiene products as well as use them on the road. If possible, put a toothbrush cover over your toothbrush so the bristles don’t get squished while it’s in the suitcase.

If you have any questions about summer smile-care tips in Decatur, Illinois, please call Central Illinois Smiles today at 217.877.1742. Our dental team will be happy to give you the answers you need so you can keep your smile in top-notch condition!