5 Tips To Keep Teeth Healthy Over The Holidays From Captivate Dental
Christmas is almost here and, everyone will be eating and drinking a lot more than usual.
It is not a surprise that your oral health may not be your priority during the time of indulging and spending time with your loved ones while enjoying the holidays.
Here are 5 helpful tips to keep teeth healthy over the holidays that can help you enjoy the season:
#1 Eat your treats in just one sitting
Eat your chocolates in just one sitting or as part of a meal, rather than munching on them throughout the day.
Eating sweets like chocolates and candies over long periods is worse than eating them all at once.
#2 Scissors are your tool of choice
We’ve all been there. It’s almost Christmas, and you’re still wrapping gifts up to the last minute. You’re hurriedly holding the roll of paper in one hand while cutting off strips of tape with your teeth.
STOP! Use a pair of scissors to cut tape instead.
#3 Be careful of Christmas toffee and candy canes
Toffees and candy canes are accidents waiting to happen on tooth restorations such as fillings, crowns, bridges, or veneers.
Try eating chocolates that leave the mouth right away to reduce any damage.
#4 Counter acidic drinks with water
The acids, sugar and alcohol levels in acidic drinks can damage your teeth if regularly consumed.
This also applies to drinking soft drinks and even juice. Don’t think that because your soft drink is sugar-free, it is already safe for your teeth.
These drinks are often high in acids and can cause as much, if not more damage, to the teeth enamel.
Enjoy drinks in moderation, and make sure you limit the damaging effects on your teeth enamel by drinking plenty of water in between glasses.
Adding ice to your drinks lessens the risk of damaging your teeth as it doesn’t only dissolve your drink but also reduce the amount of acid in the mouth.
BUT remember that chewing on ice can damage the tooth enamel and break teeth, especially if you have dental restorations and sensitive teeth. The cold can also worsen dental pain.
#5 BRUSH BRUSH BRUSH
Christmas holiday is a busy time for everyone, but brushing your teeth regularly should not be skipped.
Brushing your teeth at least twice a day for 2 minutes each time can help. Brush your teeth as soon as you wake up before doing anything else.
Not doing so could put your teeth and gums at risk of developing dental problems we don’t want to experience.
It’s time to enjoy the most fantastic time of the year.
Remember to give your oral health, extra love and attention!
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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from our team at Captivate Dental!
Captivate Dental is conveniently located in Moorabbin near Brighton (near Kingston City Hall and Moorabbin Station).
We provide the highest quality care and enable patients to make informed choices. Our competent, caring staff provides value through excellent diagnostic skills and efficient use of the best quality materials.
Captivate Dental offers a wide variety of preventative and cosmetic dental treatment for kids, seniors, and everyone between!
For patients with busy schedules, we offer Saturday hours as well as late visits on Wednesday (by appointment only).
We are located at 46 Station Street in Moorabbin.