Happy holidays! Sometimes during the holidays, we put our normal eating and health habits to the side. That is completely normal as the holidays are a special time to enjoy with friends and family. However, it is imperative that we still take care of ourselves. Maintain good oral health during the holiday season.
When your mom makes her famous french toast casserole, no one expects you to not eat it! All of our favorite foods are served during the holidays and it is natural to enjoy them. However, it is important to keep in mind how much sugar you are taking in. To ensure good oral health, try to floss and brush your teeth after enjoying holiday treats.
It can be easy to be forgetful in the midst of everything. It’s essential to brush your teeth when you wake up in the morning and before you go to bed. Especially if you have little ones, be sure to have them brush their teeth before running down the stairs on Christmas morning. They might be eager to see if Santa came, but maintaining their oral health will be worth it in the long run.
Teeth are not tools
Be careful with your teeth. If you are having trouble opening a package, do not use your teeth to open it. If you can’t get a bottle open, do not use your teeth to open it. these two instances could result in a cracked and damaged tooth. Save your teeth and find a knife or bottle opener.
Food oriented holidays such as Thanksgiving, Halloween, and Christmas keep us tempted with yummy treats. Try to remember that everything should be taken in moderation. Moderation when eating and drinking, paired with routinely oral care, will keep you on the right track. Regular dental visits are essential to a healthy smile. To book your dental checkup after the holidays, give us a call!