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Your smile deserves red-carpet treatment, especially because it helps you talk, eat, and even laugh. Because it goes above and beyond for you, you should go above and beyond for your smile. This can help you achieve the top-notch oral health and smile you deserve. To help you do so, Dr. David A. Browne and our dental team have some helpful tips for you.

Tip No. 1: Brush your teeth when you have a break at the office, school, or home. If you brush after lunch, you can wash away the bacteria that harm your smile and you can protect your teeth and gums. This can also help you avoid embarrassing moments that involve a food-filled smile!

Tip No. 2: Protect your smile with a mouthguard while you participate in high-contact sports and activities. This lessens your chances of experiencing an oral injury when a hard ball, elbow, knee, or other object hits your mouth and causes a severe injury.

Tip No. 3: Rinse your mouth daily. You can do so right before bed after you’ve brushed and flossed your smile. As you rinse, obey the instructions on the bottle and use a product that can help boost your oral health, like fluoride or antibacterial mouthwash.

Call us at 815-344-6811 if you have any questions or if you would like additional help on how to go the extra mile for your smile in McHenry, Illinois. Our dental team is happy to help, and we look forward to hearing from you!