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As summer quickly approaches, you might be so focused on the school-less days and the warm summer nights. Well, as you plan your trips and your fun summer activities, our dentists, Dr. Michael Long and Dr. Matthew Thurman, encourage you to keep your smile in mind. It’s very important to care for your teeth and gums as you enjoy the warm weather. To help you keep your smile in tip-top shape this summer, our dentist encourages you to do the following things:

-Keep up on oral hygiene: Make sure to brush twice a day and floss once a day. This is important because it can help you remove dangerous substances from your teeth and gums regularly. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste when you brush, and don’t forget your oral hygiene tools when you travel on summer trips.

-Visit your dentist: If you’re due for a dental checkup this summer, make sure to mark it on the calendar and set reminders for yourself! Your dental checkups are very important because they help you maintain a top-notch smile and they even help you prevent major dental problems, like tooth decay and gum disease.

-Wear a mouthguard: A mouthguard is a top-notch appliance that can protect your teeth, gums and jaw when you participate in high-contact sports and activities. So, make sure to wear a mouthguard while you’re active. That way you can avoid oral injuries, like knocked-out and broken teeth.

For more information and details about smile care in Tullahoma, Tennessee, please reach out to our dental team at H. Michael Long, DDS. We are happy to give you the answers and help you need, so please don’t hesitate to contact us by dialing 931-455-2595. We look forward to hearing from and helping you!