The holidays are approaching and so are everyone’s favorite traditions, many of which involve festive parties and feasts 🙂
If you consume too many sugar-filled drinks or other non-nutritious snacks, you could be at risk for tooth decay. While everything is fine in moderation, here are some tips from us on how to maintain your dental health during the holidays.
Beware Of Hard Candy: Some candies cause more issues than others. Hard candies can put your teeth at risk because they’re full of sugar and difficult to chew. Some hard candies have been known to cause broken or chipped teeth!
Watch the starchy foods: For snack foods such as chips and dips, take extra care when you floss that day to remove all the food particles that can lead to plaque build-up.
Stay hydrated. ‘Tis the season for eggnog! Too much alcohol can dry out your mouth, which can make it more susceptible to the bacteria that cause cavities. If you drink alcoholic beverages, try to drink plenty of water too.
Rinse & Repeat: Another way to freshen your breath and reduce your risk of periodontal infection is by using antibacterial mouthwash daily. While it might seem backward, don’t forget to rinse with mouthwash before you brush. Otherwise, you’ll undo all the work of brushing your teeth.
Schedule Your Yearly Dental Exam: One of the best ways to avoid cavities during the holidays is to schedule your semi-annual teeth cleaning. A professional’s tools can clean in ways your toothbrush cannot, so start off on the right foot before beginning the festivities.
Dalal Dental Care Can Help!
Whether you need a wisdom tooth extracted or a professional cleaning, Dr. Alpa Dalal has the experience and understanding to diagnose and treat your problem as quickly and painlessly as possible. We offer an extensive range of dental services for all ages – Invisalign, Crowns, Bridges, Dentures/Partials, Teeth Whitening, Veneers, Preventive Dentistry, Gum Treatments, Root Canals, Extractions, Sealants, White Fillings, Space Maintainers, Fluoride Treatments and much more.
We look forward to helping keep you smiling all year long. To schedule an appointment or free consultation, visit us online or give us a call at (925) 660-7676. For more tips and tricks, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+