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 often involve delicious food, drinks, and sweets that can put you at risk for decay and other issues.
As you navigate the holiday dessert tables, decide on something special that you don’t usually see during the rest of the year. This will help you to stay satisfied without overdoing the sugary stuff. Also, it’s helpful 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 safeguard 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 fail to recognize your dental health routine when your schedule is busier than normal. Regardless of the season, it’s vital 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 Dentist Trey Carico. My practice, Chattanooga Center for Comprehensive Dentistry, is located at 830 Cherokee Blvd, Chattanooga, TN in Chattanooga. In addition to general dentistry, we offer procedures such as teeth whitening, smile makeovers and sleep apnea treatment. If you have any questions about this post or want specifics about our dental procedures, give us a call at 423-756-1540.
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