In the midst of the holiday season, you may not be thinking about your oral health too much. Even so, it’s still important to protect your smile all year long. We’re sharing a few dental care tips so you can keep your teeth and gums healthy over the holidays.
- Stay away from sticky treats.
Sticky candies like candy canes may taste wonderful, but they are terrible for your teeth. The candy is difficult to brush or rinse off your teeth, it sticks to your enamel. As a result, it increases your risk for cavities. So, try to limit how much of this classic holiday candy you enjoy.
- Try not to grind your teeth due to stress.
Many people grind their teeth when they’re stressed. Unfortunately, this can crack or otherwise damage your tooth enamel. If you are struggling with this habit, we can help! We can create a custom-fit mouthguard that will protect your smile from teeth grinding.
- Don’t use your teeth as tools.
It’s tempting to use your teeth to open a package or a bottle, but doing so can lead to a dental emergency. Instead, go the extra mile and grab a pair of scissors or a bottle opener.
- Keep up with your oral care routine.
As busy as this year is, don’t skip out on your oral care routine. Make it a point to brush twice a day and floss at least once.
- Get a post-holiday checkup.
After the holidays are over, you want to make sure you’ve made the right choices for your smile. Schedule a dental checkup to get a thorough cleaning and examination.