With the holidays fast approaching, we expect lots of parties, merriment, and get-togethers. This is when family and friends spend special time together, which gives them lots of opportunities to abandon their healthy lifestyle and overindulge in sweet treats and drinks. If you want to maintain a healthy smile during the holidays and in the New Year, you need to take care of your dental health. Who does not want to start 2023 with a beautiful set of white teeth and healthy gums?
The professionals at Fairway Dental Clinic wish every individual a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year. We appreciate all our patients for trusting Fairway Dental Clinic to take care of all their oral health needs.
The best Christmas Dental Tips for Healthy, White Teeth
Stick to Your Dental Routine-with all the social activities in December, you should not neglect your dental hygiene. We all know that Santa Clause teaches his reindeer how to teeth twice daily, for 2 minutes every time. Therefore, if it is suitable for Santa, then it should also be good for you. Be sure to follow oral hygiene instructions that will keep your mouth healthy throughout the holiday season.
Say No to Hard and Chewy Candy
The holidays are usually full of sweet treats that can damage your teeth. Sticky candy clings to the tooth enamel encouraging tooth decay, while thick candies such as taffy and caramel may even pull out your fillings. If you must indulge, be sure to eat sweets sparingly and with other foods to prevent them from damaging your teeth. Allow your candy to dissolve naturally instead of chewing them to prevent cracking or chipping of the enamel.
Be cautious of Teeth Staining Drinks
some drinks like tea, red wine, cranberry juice, and coffee can stain your teeth. As a result, your smile will not be white and bright like you would want it to be during the holiday season. You can avoid all these by minimizing the intake of these drinks, using a straw when drinking them, or brushing your teeth with whitening toothpaste to keep them sparkling white.
The festivities period is the best time to increase your water intake, owing to the increased intake of sugary treats and alcoholic beverages. Lots of plain water will help to clean any food that is left between your teeth that may attract bacteria. It will also ensure your body stays hydrated and triggers the production of a healthy amount of saliva in the mouth. It is recommended that you drink lots of fluoridated water to help strengthen your tooth enamel.
Avoid Excessive Consumption of Sugar
We all know that avoiding sugar entirely is difficult. However, we encourage everyone to be wary of how much sugar they are consuming. Your waistline and your teeth will thank you during the festivities and beyond. When you enjoy a sweet treat, ensure that you eat it with your main meals or shortly after eating. This is because saliva production is usually highest at this time and will help to neutralize the acid and even rinse away any food particles.
Minimize Alcohol Consumption
For most people, the festivities translate to lots of alcohol because of the sheer number of get-togethers and parties. However, you must ensure that you consume alcoholic drinks in moderation. You can reduce the effects of alcohol on your oral cavity and overall body by reducing your consumption during the festivities.
Book Your Next Dental Appointment
Taking care of your teeth is essential, especially during the holidays. Social parties and get-togethers with family and friends mean lots of food and drinks, and some may cause tooth decay. Many things can cause damage to your teeth and this is why dental cleanings and checkups are necessary. Professionals can help you take better care of your gums and teeth to ensure they survive beyond the holiday season.
Be sure to contact us at Fairway Dental Clinic for more holiday and Christmas dental health tips. We are always eager to help our clients maintain a beautiful smile all year round.
The Fairway Dental Clinic Team Wishes Everyone Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!
No matter what holidays you will be celebrating this year, we want you and your family to be safe and maintain good dental health during the holiday season and beyond the New Year.
If you have any questions or would like to book your next dental appointment, please contact us today.