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When you play an instrument, beautiful notes, sounds, and songs are created. Little did you know, your teeth and gums can be in danger at the same time. This is only if you’re not careful. So, to help you keep your smile and oral health in tip-top shape when you play an instrument, our dentists, Drs. Hutchison, Gabrielsen, and Craig, have some tips for you.

First, clean your instrument. If you don’t clean your instrument regularly, it could harbor bacteria and even mold. When you use it, this bacteria and mold could make you sick. So, make sure to clean your instrument thoroughly and regularly. If you need help doing so, you can research it online. There are many resources available to you!

Second, protect your smile. Some instruments involve putting a lot of pressure on your teeth and lips. This can cause damage if you’re not careful. The best thing you can do is wear a soft acrylic mouthguard when you play. This appliance can keep your smile out of harm’s way. Please talk to your dentists if you need further details about this mouthguard.

To learn more about how to protect your smile when you play an instrument in Royse City, Texas, please contact Royse City Dental Care at 972-636-2417 and talk to a member of our dental team. We are happy to help you in any way we can, even if it’s just by answering your questions!