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You probably don’t think about your teeth when you play your instrument. This can be dangerous and our dentist, Dr. Jeffery Carver, asks 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, playing your 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. Wear a soft mouth guard when you play your instrument help protect your smile.

For more information about how to have a top-notch smile when you play an instrument in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, please call Quail Ridge Dental at 928-855-5042. We are here to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to giving you the answers you seek!