How To Care For Your Teeth During Christmas Holidays

A few more weeks to Christmas and those delicious Christmas treats- cookies, tarts, truffles, pies, cakes. I wish I could say don’t indulge, but then it’s Christmas! So let’s get practical and make sure we don’t end the holidays with cavities. It is important to know how to take care of your teeth during these special days.

Don’t go to bed with sugar-coated teeth
Reach for that toothbrush no matter how late you get in from a night’s out or a cozy evening at home with loved ones. Most people use the washroom just before they go to bed. Make brushing your teeth with a toothpaste that contains fluoride part of your final bedtime ritual. Ideally, you should aim to brush at least twice daily. Flossing is also important as it ensures the spaces in between your teeth get cleaned. These spaces are a perfect spot for bacteria to hide. When left unclean plaque builds up which leads to cavities.

Drink water often
Make the choice to reach out for the glass of water intermittently. Drinking water often during the day helps in two ways. Firstly, it reduces the sugar left behind in your mouth and dilutes acid produced by bacteria leaving your teeth less susceptible to a plaque buildup. Also, drinking water frequently fills you up. You won’t feel so hungry and will be less likely to eat more than you should.

Book a post-holiday dental appointment
A good way to end the holiday season or start the new year is to schedule a dental check-up and cleaning appointment for your family. Professional care for your teeth will ensure you have many more happy Christmases to come.

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