We all look forward to this time of the year, and rightfully so. Curling back in the soothing winter breeze and awaiting the holiday delicacies, it is time to rewind and relax.
That being said, you must make sure you are prioritizing and taking care of your oral health. Here are our top tips for taking care of your teeth during the holidays.
- Candies with moderation
We realize that once you pop open a candy box, it can be difficult to stop. However, it is important to use restrain. Sugars can eat away your enamel and make you prone to dental decay. So, be wary of hard and sticky candies, carbonated beverages, and chocolates.
- Healthy foods
We are not your enemy, so we won't ask you not to indulge in your favorite holiday meals. However, it is also vital to include fibrous and protein-rich foods in your diet to ensure an occasional brownie and cookies don't do much harm.
- Do not use your teeth to shell nuts or open bottle caps
Your teeth are not meant to be used for cracking nut shells, opening beer bottle caps, or presents. These activities can cause your teeth to crack and chip off, which is an excruciatingly painful and expensive event.
- Practice good oral hygiene
Please ensure you are brushing and flossing twice a day, and do not forget to rinse your mouth with water after meals.
- Drinking plenty of water
A dry mouth can lead to increased deposition of debris and plaque. So make sure you are drinking plenty of water to keep your teeth and body healthy and smiling.
If you need to schedule a holiday appointment or wish to know more about how to take care of your teeth, please reach out to us at Wilmington Orthodontic Center today. Our team of excellent dental professionals is here to assist you and your family with a bright and healthy smile.