This isn’t one of THOSE posts. You know the one that says, “Enjoy the holidays…but don’t destroy your dental health…!”
You’re going to eat and enjoy a variety of holiday. And you should unless you have dietary or other health related restrictions that prohibit you.
It’s what you do afterwards and the priorities you establish for your oral health that can have the biggest impact.
Again, unless you shouldn’t for general health reasons, you’re probably going to enjoy some sugary favorites during the holiday season.
Overindulgence is the problem. Dental hygiene is the solution.
Eat…then brush your teeth. The longer sugar stays on your teeth the more damage it can do.
The do-over mindset reminds you that you can often overdo the sugar indulgence but you can counter it by repeating your dental health habits afterwards as soon as possible.
Some holiday treats are hard and sticky. Grandma’s peanut brittle is delicious but it could easily crack a tooth or displace a crown.
And remember that your teeth are designed for chewing. Use the handy nutcracker (not your teeth) after you’ve reached in the bowl for a pecan, walnut, almond, or chestnut.
Keep your oral health routine throughout the holidays. Late night parties and uncommon periods of eating can cause you to delay or forget about your dental routines.
Keep a toothbrush, toothpaste, andhandy for those off-the-grid occasions you’re away from home. A moment of attention given your teeth and gums can help them stay healthy when you’re schedule is different.
You might have planned ahead and scheduled your final dental check-up and teeth cleaning or treatment during December. That’s a good idea if you want to maximize your.
It’s easy to postpone or cancel as your schedule tightens during the holidays. Stay committed to your appointment because delaying treatment could affect your health and related costs months from now.
We celebrate you and your commitment to good oral health.to schedule your next dental examination or if you have a holiday .