Since the holidays are right around the corner, you’re preparing for an array of delicious treats and delicacies. We’re sure you must be excited to devour in all of these yummy snacks, and the wait is building up as every moment passes by. However, if anyone is not too happy about all the holiday delicacies, it’s probably your gums and teeth that are bracing for the impact that awaits them.

If you’re concerned with what to do, we recommend following these five simple tips on how you can make the most out of this holiday season without having to compromise on your beautiful pearly whites. Yes, that includes having some of the season’s greatest treats!

Teeth-Healthy Foods

Holidays give you a great opportunity to hand you with friends and family, mingle, and eat all your favorite snacks.

It would be best if you allowed yourself to have some fun and indulge in all these yummy treats, but remember, you would need to balance it out. Eat crunchy vegetables and fruits, whole-grain foods, and nutritional elements to protect yourself from potential damage. We bet your teeth will be grateful.

Avoid Teeth-Harming Foods

Sticky candies and chewy sugar goodness toffees may be something we all long to devour. These little trouble-makers are no good for your teeth. Some of these toffees include ice cubes, mint chews, and the usual holiday staples.

It can be challenging to resist all these candies, but whenever a treat tempts you, picture getting a treat and then visualize a costly dental filling you would need to get after that. It sure is not worth it. This trick will also save you from giving in whenever you spot some delicious tacky candies.

Take Care of Oral Hygiene

Keep up with your usual dental hygiene routine. That involves brushing twice a day AT LEAST and preferably after every meal, especially after milky foods. Stay away from bad breath by using a mouth wash or a saline solution, and be sure to floss in between whenever you get the time. You do not have to go out of the way to do something new for the holidays, but maintaining your dental routine should be enough. Also, schedule an appointment with the dentist to have your pearly whites all ready for the holidays.

Drink Plenty of Water

Water benefits are endless, from keeping you fresh and hydrated to giving you blemish-free clear skin; it has everything you want during the holidays. In terms of oral hygiene, water is essential to keep your breath smelling fresh the entire day, helps with the digestion process, and clean out any new bacteria formed.

Follow these few precautions, and you are all set for the holidays, smile bright and enjoy! Contact us for all dental needs!



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