Who doesn’t love the holidays? They’re a time to take a break from your regular routine and spend time with friends and family.
If you’re not careful, though, holiday celebrations can take a toll on your oral health. They generally involve delicious food, drinks, and sweets that can put you at risk for tooth decay and other problems.
As you navigate the holiday dessert tables, choose something special that you don’t usually see during the rest of the year. This will help you to stay satisfied without over-doing the sugary stuff. Also, it’s beneficial to have a glass of water with your dessert so you can take a drink after you finish and rinse some of the sugars from your teeth to preserve your enamel.
Steer clear of hard candy that stays in your mouth for a long time, and be careful of extra-sticky candy that binds to your teeth. (Especially if you have a dental bridge, veneers, or braces!)
Don’t overlook your dental health routine when your schedule is busier than normal. Regardless of the season, it’s essential to brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss at least once per day (ideally, at night before going to bed).
Hello! I’m Dr. Jared Theuer. My practice, The Sugar House Dentist, is located at 1955 S 1300 E #L-2 in Salt Lake City. In addition to general dentistry, we offer procedures such as teeth whitening, smile makeovers and TMJ treatment. If you have any questions about this post or want information about our dental procedures, give us a call at 385-299-7840 .
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