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The fall leaves are changing colors and the weather is turning a bit crisper. As you start to enjoy this season, it’s important to keep in mind your oral health care, especially with the holidays right around the corner. It’s best to have strong and healthy teeth and gums when you prepare to dive into festivitie full of all kind of goodies. To help you take good care of your smile, Dr. James C. Ma and our dental professionals want you to keep a few things in mind.

First, keep up on daily oral hygiene. You need to brush your teeth every morning and night, floss at least once a day, and rinse your mouth daily. Visit your dentist for your biannual dental cleaning and exam, especially when you’re due for a checkup. These things can help you keep your smile clean, healthy, and strong for years to come. Please keep in mind to use oral hygiene tools that have been approved by the American Dental Association (they have tested products to ensure their safety and efficiency).

Second, wear an athletic mouthguard if you play sports. Many oral injuries occur on the field, court, or track, it’s very important to wear a mouthguard while you’re active. This is an appliance fitting over your arch of teeth and protecting your smile when hard, forceful objects hit it. This can help you avoid knocked-out, cracked, and broken teeth.

If you have any questions or you would like to schedule a consultation or appointment, give our dental clinic in Bakersfield, California, a call at 661-324-9709 at your earliest convenience. James C. Ma will be more than happy to help you in preparing for the dental future today!