There are a lot of things to consider as the holidays approach. As far as we are concerned, one of the most important topics is your oral health, of course. The good news is that we meet many patients who feel worried about how to make it through holiday parties and time at home without doing too much damage to their smiles in the process. While we don’t want you to worry, exactly, we are happy that you feel mindful regarding your oral health. As a result, we have gathered some helpful preventive care tips to keep your smile safe and sound as the 2015 holidays come and go.
Plan Something Fun To Do
Worried about the health of your teeth and gums? The temptation to continue snacking all day long on sugary treats is intense during the holidays. By scheduling some activities or plans for the day, you can keep busy, which will keep you away from the cookies and candies just long enough to protect your teeth and gums. Remember, however, that when you do indulge in something sweet it is best to rinse your mouth with water immediately afterwards. Then, rather than brushing right away, wait approximately a half hour, then brush for a healthy smile. This, of course, is an effective preventive care solution that you can use year-round.
Remain Consistent With Dental Hygiene
Particularly during times of high sugar and carb intake, your teeth become vulnerable to tooth decay and gum disease. Eat a bunch of deeply colored red foods and your smile’s lustrous white shine will pay the price. However, if you keep up with your daily preventive care (and remember the rinse then brush suggestion) you won’t have to worry about a damaged smile.
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