As the last school bell rings to let out for summer, it’s time to forget about your assignments and homework. Even though this is the case, it doesn’t mean you should forget about caring for your smile. In fact, Dr. G. Trevor Smith and our dental team encourage you to do all you can to keep your teeth and gums in tip-top shape. To help you do so, we have some tips for you.

The first thing you need to do is be dedicated with your oral hygiene routine. Remember to brush your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. It’s also important to floss your smile daily. After you brush and floss, you can complete the cleaning job with mouthwash. Lastly, make sure to visit Dr. G. Trevor Smith every six months for a routine cleaning and exam.

The second thing you need to do is wear a mouthguard when you’re active. If you play contact sports or even extreme sports that can harm your smile, it’s best to wear a mouthguard. Wearing a mouthguard can protect your teeth and gums when hard, forceful objects hit them.

The third thing you need to do is clean your smile regularly while you travel. To make that possible, don’t forget to pack your toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss in your suitcase. This can help you avoid dental issues while you’re on the road and in the future.

To learn more about how to take care of your smile this summer in Pleasant Grove, Utah, please don’t be afraid to call G Trevor Smith at 801.785.2574 and talk to a member of our dental team. We are here to help you in any way we can, even if it’s just by answering your questions. We look forward to hearing from you!