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Your oral health is important to our team at Winning Orthodontic Smiles, which is why we encourage you to take very good care of your smile as a teen by doing the following things:

· Keep up on oral hygiene: Oral hygiene is one of the best ways to keep your smile in tip-top shape, so make sure you brush your teeth twice a day, floss between your teeth at least once a day, and rinse your mouth daily with mouthwash. Doing these things will help you have a beautiful smile and fresh breath throughout the day.

· Take care of your smile: For the best smile possible, please do not smoke, eat sugary or starchy foods, or pierce any part of your mouth. Doing these things can severely harm your oral health more than you might realize. In addition, please wear a mouthguard while you are active so you can protect your teeth and gums as much as possible.

· Visit your dentist: Come into our office every six months for a routine dental cleaning and exam. These appointments will help you have the best oral health because they successfully prevent many dental issues that could destroy your smile.

· Take care of your braces: If you have braces, do your best to take care of them by brushing and flossing after each meal and snack and also by avoiding habits that could possibly break your brackets and wires.

If you have questions about these four tips or if you would like to know more, please remember that you can always call (843) 525-6228 at any time to talk to our dental team or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Skeet Burris, Travis Fiegle & Katie Pluckett. Now remember, if you take care of your smile as a teen, your chances of having a strong, beautiful smile in the future increase! We look forward to helping you.