Keeping Your Teeth Healthy During the Holidays
The holidays are a magical time of the year, filled with cheerful experiences. Kids love it, lights are everywhere, and sweet treats are in every corner. Here are a few tips to help minimize damage to your and your kids’ teeth and keep your dental work intact this holiday season.
Have a Routine
Despite the excitement of the season, make sure you keep up with the habit of brushing your teeth for 2 minutes twice a day, flossing, and using a fluoride rinse every single day. Separate travel toothbrushes can help you always remember to take care of your teeth while visiting family or friends for the holidays.
Outside of everyday care, don’t neglect your routine dental visit. If you have a teeth cleaning appointment scheduled, don’t skip.
The holidays present an opportunity to make dental care exciting for both you and your kids. Sing along to one of your family’s favorite holiday songs while you brush and floss your teeth and have fun while at it.
Substitute healthy snacks like vegetables and fruits for sugary treats. Choices like carrots or apples can help clean your teeth throughout the day, too. Make sure to drink plenty of water, particularly after meals or sugary snacks. Water keeps gums hydrated and washes away food particles from teeth.
Be kind to your teeth over the holidays!
Having a dental care routine is the best way to preserve your teeth this season. If you’re looking to have a checkup done before or after the Holiday season, talk to the experienced staff at Carolina Smiles Dentistry. We invite you to get in touch with us at 919-620-6700 to schedule an appointment today.
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