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Are you interested in having a top-notch holiday smile in Colonial Heights, Virginia? If so, then there are things you need to do to keep your teeth and gums in tip-top shape. This is important because there are many things that can harm your smile and alter your oral health this season, like sugary foods, acidic treats, and accidents during fun winter activities. So, to help you have a top-notch holiday smile, our dentist, Dr. Tom G. Schleicher, has this beneficial checklist for you:

-Brush your teeth twice a day (with a toothbrush that has soft bristles and fluoride toothpaste).

-Floss your smile once a day (with your favorite dental floss that is easy to use).

-Rinse your mouth daily (with antibacterial or fluoride mouthwash).

-Visit your dentist for your dental checkup if you’re due for one.

-Wear a mouthguard if you participate in potentially smile-dangerous activities, like football, basketball, ice skating, sledding, and other fall or winter activities that can result in oral injury.

-Use a whitening treatment to brighten your smile and boost your self-esteem, whether that’s an over-the-counter whitening treatment or professional treatment.

-Avoid tooth-harming foods and drinks, like those that contain high amounts of sugar and acid.

For more information and details about how to have a strong, healthy, and beautiful holiday smile, please reach out to Thomas G. Schleicher, DDS PLC and talk to a member of our dental team. All you need to do is dial 804-526-0231 and we will be thrilled to help you!