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Summer is a fun time for all. However, sometimes it can be hard on your smile, especially if you don’t take good care of it. This is why you need to keep your smile in mind while you enjoy the sunshine. To help you, Dr. Michael J Leahy and our dental team have some tips for you.

The first thing you need to do is care for your smile by keeping up on oral hygiene. Remember to brush your teeth every morning and every night with a soft-bristled toothbrush. When you’re done brushing, floss your smile at least once a day. If possible, complete the cleaning job with mouthwash. Another vital task is visiting your dentist every six months for a routine cleaning and exam.

The second thing you need to do is wear a mouthguard. If you participate in activities that can threaten your smile, like contact sports or even extreme sports, it’s best to wear a mouthguard. Wearing a mouthguard can protect your smile when hard, forceful objects hit it.

The third thing you need to do is keep your smile in mind while you’re traveling. Don’t forget to pack your toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss when you travel the world. You still need to care for and clean your smile so you don’t experience dental issues while you’re on the road.

To learn more about how to maintain a top-notch smile this summer in Columbus, Ohio, please call Michael J Leahy DDS at 614-848-4900 and talk to a member of our dental team. The more you know about your smile, the more you’ll be able to do for your teeth and gums. We are more than happy to help you, and we look forward to giving you the information you need to care for your smile!