5 Tips To Keep Teeth Healthy Over The Holidays From Canley Heights Dental Care
The most wonderful time of the year is almost here, and of course, everyone will be eating and drinking MORE than usual.
It is not surprising that your oral health may not be your number one priority during the time of indulging, spending time with your loved ones while enjoying the holiday festivities.
Here are 5 helpful tips to keep teeth healthy over the holidays that can help you enjoy the season for you and your family.
1 Eat 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 chocolates and candies over time is worse for your teeth than eating them all at once.
2 Teeth and tape don’t mix. Scissors are your tool of choice
It’s almost Christmas, 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 Be careful of 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 that packs a punch on your overall oral health! The acids, sugar and alcohol levels in sparkling drinks can damage your teeth if regularly consumed.
The same thing applies when drinking a lot of soft drinks and even juice. Don’t think that because your soft drink is sugar-free, it is already safe.
These drinks are high in acids and can cause as much, if not more damage, to the enamel of the teeth.
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.
With the upcoming holidays, remember to give your oral health, extra love and attention!
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