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As you play your favorite instrument, you don’t usually think about your smile. This can be dangerous and our dentists, Dr. Calpas, Dr. Hendrix, and Dr. Amundson, ask you to keep your smile in mind. If you’re not careful, the bacteria on your instrument, the pressure on your mouth from playing, and even the way you use your instrument can put your teeth, gums, and smile in danger. So, our dental team encourages to take good care of your oral health when you use an instrument by using our tips.

First, clean your instrument. Wind instruments can harbor bacteria and even mold. When this happens, using the instrument can make you sick. Be sure to regularly clean your instrument thoroughly. If you need help doing so, feel free to research cleaning techniques online. There are many helpful resources available.

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 mouth guard when you play your instrument. This appliance can help protect your smile.

For more information and details about how to have a top-notch smile when you play an instrument in Big Lake, Minnesota, please reach out to Monticello Dental Center at 763-263-7100 at your earliest convenience. We are here to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to giving you the answers you seek!