You may be really great at keeping your teeth healthy during the year, but what about during the holidays? With so many yummy temptations and super busy schedules, it can be hard to remember your typical dental routines. During the holidays, it is even more important to brush, floss, and avoid excess sugar – otherwise, you might be carrying cavities or tooth decay into the new year! Here are some ways to keep your teeth healthy through the holidays.
Moderation in All Things
When it comes to old-fashioned sayings, you can take them or leave them. When it comes to this one, though, we can’t agree more! Christmas is usually full of sugary beverages and treats. While delicious, it is important not to overconsume these things. Not only does sugar increase your chance of cavities, but excess sugar will add to your waistline as well. So, enjoy a cookie or two – but avoid overindulgence!
Water is Your Best Friend
Water is one of the best ways to stay healthy, and this goes for your teeth as well! Not only does water keep you hydrated for general wellness, but drinking your weight in ounces of water every day helps wash away the bacteria that cause cavities and tooth decay. Drinking water also helps prevent ‘Dry Mouth’ – a condition that can lead to gum disease.
Don’t Forget Your Dental Habits
If you have good dental habits, don’t neglect them just because you are on holiday! Dentists recommend brushing twice per day for two minutes each time, flossing daily, and using a mouthwash that contains fluoride. During the holiday season, remember your dental routine is essential. It may be wise to add in another brushing session if you had one too many slices of pie.
Remember Your Dentist in the New Year
Of course, staying up-to-date with your dental visits is the best way to stay on top of your dental health. Schedule your visit with Colorado Dental Group today! We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!