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Summer is just around the corner, which means your summer break from school is quickly approaching! As you anticipate the hot, summer days, our dentist, Dr. Christopher Louie, encourages you to keep your smile in mind. It’s very important to take good care of your teeth and gums as you swim at the pool and play outside. To help you care for your smile during summer break, 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 your six-month checkup, don’t forget about it! Your six-month checkups are vital for a top-notch oral health. In fact, it helps you prevent major dental issues, like tooth decay and gum disease. So, if you need a checkup this summer, mark it on the calendar!

-Wear a mouthguard: If you participate in high-contact sports and activities, then it’s very important to wear a mouthguard while doing so. A mouthguard can protect your teeth, gums and jaw when you get hit in the face with a hard object.

If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about smile care in Fremont, California, please contact Christopher L. Louie, DDS, Inc. today. Our dental team is happy to help you in any way we can, so please don’t hesitate to dial 510-656-7778. We look forward to hearing from you!