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As you enjoy your summer, all your worries and cares are washed away. However, that doesn’t mean you should stop caring for your teeth and gums. You want a strong, healthy, and beautiful smile for the summer, right? Right. Keeping your smile in tip-top shape can help you avoid major dental issues, like tooth decay, which can help you maintain your care-free summer. To help you take good care of your smile, Dr. K. Cheyn Gunnerson and our dental team have some helpful tips for you.

Our first tip is to keep up on oral hygiene. This includes brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing your teeth once a day, and rinsing your mouth daily. It’s also extremely important to visit your dentist for your six-month checkup. So, if you have one scheduled this summer, don’t miss it! These things can help you avoid cavities, periodontal disease, enamel erosion, and other major dental issues while you’re enjoying your time off from school.

Our second tip is to wear a mouthguard while you are active. Playing high-contact sports or activities without a mouthguard increases your chances of a ball, knee, elbow, or other hard object hitting your mouth and injuring your smile. Wearing a mouthguard can help you protect your teeth if they get hit.

Our last tip is to care for your smile while you travel. Being on vacation doesn’t make it OK to stop caring for your chompers. So, please don’t forget to pack your oral hygiene products. If you do forget them, it’s best to purchase them at a store near you. Then, use them to clean your smile regularly. Finally, put a toothbrush cover over your toothbrush when it’s in your bag so the bristles don’t get squished.

Would you like to know more about how to maintain a healthy summer smile in Payson, Utah? If so, call Gunnerson Dental at your earliest convenience! All you need to do is dial 801-658-0102 and our dental team will be thrilled to help you.