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As you may already know, you need to care for your smile regularly so you can have a top-notch oral health. Now, this is even more true during the holidays. In fact, it’s best to take even better care of your teeth and gums during the holiday season. This is because there are many things that can affect your smile and alter your oral health, like tooth-harming foods, high-contact activities, and more. So, please care for your smile as much as possible. To help you do so, our dentist, Dr. Sindhu Gundabathula, has a holiday smile checklist for you:

-Brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time (Make sure to use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste).

-Floss your teeth every night before bed.

-Rinse your mouth with antibacterial mouthwash every night before bed (Never replace your brushing or flossing routines with rinsing).

-Visit Dr. Sindhu Gundabathula for a checkup if it has been six months since your last appointment.

-Protect your smile with a mouthguard if you participate in high-contact holiday traditions, like basketball, football, ice skating, and sledding.

-Whiten your smile with an over-the-counter or professional whitening treatment.

-Avoid foods and drinks that harm your teeth, like acidic and sugary products.

To learn more about how to have a top-notch holiday smile in Chalfont, Pennsylvania, please call Chalfont Dentistry at 215-660-3636. Our dental team is here to help you in any way we can, so please don’t be afraid to reach out to us!