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Fall is a great time to make sure you have a top-notch smile. (Actually, it’s best to make sure you have a top-notch smile all the time). As the leaves change and the weather gets a bit chillier, don’t forget about your smile when all kinds of holidays start to arrive along with all kinds of goodies. It’s best to do all you can to ensure a top-notch smile and oral health so your teeth and gums can be ready for the holidays. To help you do so, our team of dentists and hygienists, including Dr. Roberto Macedo, encourage you to follow these dental care habits.

First, take great care of your smile by keeping up a daily dental care regimen of brushing, flossing, and rinsing with mouthwash. In fact, you should brush twice a day, floss once a day, and rinse your mouth daily. Another great tip is to visit your dentist if you’re due for a biannual checkup and cleaning. This will help you avoid dental issues and have a strong and healthy smile ready for all of fall’s festivities.

Second, wear a mouthguard while participating in autumn athletics. A mouthguard is a strong, tough appliance that can protect your teeth, gums, and jaw when hard, forceful objects hit your mouth. When you don’t wear a mouth appliance, you are at a higher risk of getting knocked-out, cracked, or broken teeth. Please remember to always wear a mouthguard while you’re active in contact sports such as basketball, football, or lacrosse.

To learn more about bettering your smile and preparing for fall festivities, contact our dental clinic in St. Petersburg, Florida, at 727-202-4459 today! Our dental team at RM Advanced Center for Cosmetic Dentistry will be happy to help you and your smile, helping in any way can.