5 Tips to Keep Teeth Healthy Over the Holidays from Warrnambool Dental
The Christmas season is upon us, and it is a time for smiles, joy, shopping, and (of course) PARTIES!
At Christmas parties, you want to show off your pearly whites.
However, if you eat too much sugar or drink excessive alcohol, it may affect your smile.
Also, Christmas holidays, dental care is very much important: while dental emergencies may be unavoidable, you need to keep up with dental hygiene throughout the holidays.
#1. Eat sweet treats in just one sitting
It’s better to eat your chocolates in just one sitting or as part of a meal, rather than to chew on them all day.
Eating sweets over time is worse for your teeth than eating them all at once.
#2. Scissors are your tool of choice
It’s almost Christmas day, and you’re left wrapping up to the last minute. In panic, you keep the roll of paper in one hand while ripping off strips of tape with your teeth.
STOP! This can damage teeth. Instead, use scissors to cut off strips of tape.
#3. Watch out for toffee and candy canes
Christmas chocolate boxes often come with popular toffees and candy canes. Toffees can stick to restorations, such as dental fillings, crowns, bridges, or veneers, while candy canes are known to break our teeth. Eat chocolates that melt and leave the mouth quickly to limit any damage.
#4. Reverse the effects of acidic drinks with water
Christmas would not be perfect without a sparkling drink. The acids, sugar and alcohol levels in sparkling drinks can damage your teeth if regularly consumed.
Enjoy your drinks moderately, and make sure you limit the erosive effects on the teeth enamel by drinking lots of water in between glasses.
#5. Always remember to brush your teeth
Be sure to brush your teeth at least twice a day for 2 minutes each time.
If you don’t brush your teeth regularly, you could put your teeth and gums at risk of developing dental problems.
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