Holidays are a time for family, friends, and food! Remember to keep your dental health in mind as you indulge in your favorite holiday dishes.
Here are a few tips to help you keep your teeth healthy this holiday season. Keep your dental health safe with these simple tips.
Avoid Sugary Sweets
Sugar is a major cause of tooth decay. And during the holiday season, there’s no shortage of sugary sweets like candy canes, gingerbread cookies, and eggnog. While it’s okay to enjoy these treats in moderation, it’s essential to avoid overindulging.
To help limit your sugar intake, try to eat sugary sweets with meals instead of as snacks. This will help reduce the time sugar is in contact with your teeth. And be sure to brush your teeth after eating sugary sweets to help remove any lingering sugar from your teeth.
Drink Lots of Water
Staying hydrated is vital for your overall health and dental health. Drinking water helps rinse away food particles and bacteria that can lead to tooth decay and gum disease.
During the holiday season, make an effort to drink water throughout the day, especially before and after meals. This will help keep your mouth healthy and reduce your risk of developing dental problems.
Beware of Hard Candy
Hard candy is a holiday favorite but can be dangerous for your teeth. Biting into hard candy can cause tooth fractures. And if you have braces or other dental appliances, hard candy can be even more damaging.
If you eat hard candy, brush your teeth afterward to remove any sugar from your teeth. And try to avoid biting into hard candy. Let it dissolve in your mouth instead.
Visit Your Dentist Regularly
No matter how well you take care of your teeth, see your dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings. During these appointments, your dentist can spot any problems early and provide treatment to help keep your teeth and gums healthy.
If you’re due for a dental appointment, be sure to schedule it well in advance of the holiday season. This way, you can be sure that your teeth are in good shape before the busy holiday season.
We can keep your teeth healthy by calling 303-449-1119.