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Are you looking for some simple ways to spruce up your smile for the holidays? If so, our W Dental Team team in San Antonio, TX, is happy to help. Today we would like to share some smile care tips you can easily implement to brighten your smile and your day as you socialize.

-Whiter teeth accentuate a confident smile, and you can lighten your smile with the help of a whitening toothpaste. For a long-term solution that offers the deepest shade of whitening, you can see your dentist for a professional teeth-whitening treatment.

-Brushing is the foundation for a healthy smile, but flossing is just as important as brushing only removes 50% of the bacteria on the surfaces in the mouth. Flossing reaches between the teeth and along the gumline where bacteria linger. Not only does flossing remove food particles between the teeth that can be embarrassing when you smile, but it also lowers your risk of gingivitis and freshens your breath.

-To make sure that your teeth retain their brightness, avoid foods (and drinks) that can stain your pearly whites. This includes marinara sauces, hot sauce, curry, blueberries, cherries, raspberries, wine, and coffee.

-Use a mouthwash to maintain fresher breath by killing the germs that cause odors. You don’t to just mask the breath but improve it.

As you enter the holiday season, take good care of your smile and you will be socializing with confidence! If you have any questions about your smile or want to schedule an appointment with Dr. Watkins or Dr. Peña, please call 210-526-0925 today. We look forward to helping your smile shine!

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