Tips To Keep Teeth Healthy This Christmas

Posted by Gannon Lee on Dec 15 2022, 03:02 AM

The holiday season brings many delicious treats like cakes, pies, and candy canes. While these foods are great for celebrations with family and friends, they are loaded with sugar that can wreak havoc on your oral health. To help avoid cavities from indulging in sugary holiday foods, here are some tips:

  • Be sure to brush your teeth at least twice a day for two minutes each time. It is important to brush in the morning and at night before going to sleep—brushing after meals can also be beneficial. It is also a good idea to carry a small toothbrush with you to snack times so you can clean your teeth after eating something sweet or sticky.
  • If you are consuming extra sweets this holiday season, consider using an oral rinse with fluoride in it to help strengthen teeth and prevent cavities. Flossing is also an important part of your oral care routine, so be sure to floss at least once every night before going to bed.
  • For good oral health, try to eat as many healthy foods as possible during the holiday season. Fill your meals with vegetables and fruits instead of candy and sugar cookies. Try not to overeat, as it can lead to decay. Be sure to brush twice a day for two minutes each time and floss every night before bed as well. Drinking plenty of water can also help keep your teeth clean.
  • Whether you're hoping to avoid cavities, prevent gum disease, or even stop bad breath, visiting your dentist regularly will help you achieve your health goals. Visiting the dentist at least twice a year will ensure that your smile is free of cavities and plaque buildup. You can avoid painful cavity fillings and costly tooth replacements by scheduling regular appointments with your dentist. These visits also keep your teeth clean and healthy so that you feel confident when you smile.

If you're already experiencing symptoms of poor oral health this Christmas season, such as toothaches, bleeding gums, or persistent bad breath, then contact your dentist right away for an appointment. Getting your teeth and gums examined could help you avoid more expensive procedures in the future.

Also, remember to brush twice a day, floss daily, and schedule regular cleanings and checkups with your local dentist to maintain a healthy mouth this holiday season!

Reach out to our dental practice in Mission Viejo, CA, to have a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Lee. Please call us at (949) 380-0315 or schedule an online consultation, and we'll guide you further.

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