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The holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year filled with holiday parties, gift buying, and the holiday spirit. Unfortunately, because there are many things that can harm your teeth and gums during the holidays, this season might not be so wonderful for the smile. This is why it’s very important to protect your holiday smile regularly. To help you do so, our dentist, Dr. Brick Scheer, has some tips for you.

First, keep up on oral hygiene. Oral hygiene can effectively protect your holiday smile. All you need to do is brush every morning and night (for two minutes each time), floss and rinse daily, and visit Dr. Brick Scheer every six months for your routine dental cleaning and exam.

Second, wear a mouthguard. This is very important if you are active during the holidays. This means if you play football or basketball or go sledding or ice skating, you can benefit from a mouthguard. This is because these activities have the potential of damaging the teeth and gums, especially if you suffer a blow to the face. If you wear a mouthguard, you can avoid oral injury.

Third, avoid tooth-harming foods. It’s best to avoid sugary and acidic foods because they promote tooth decay and tooth sensitivity. This can help you protect your smile this holiday season.

Call Scheer Dentistry today at 316-636-1222 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more about how to protect your holiday smile in Wichita, Kansas. Our dental team will be happy to give you the tips and answers you need so you can have a top-notch oral health this Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year!