The holiday months are jam-packed with family, close friends, and of course food. Though you are likely excited to indulge in all your favorite treats while you enjoy your holiday, it is important that you do not neglect your oral health during this time. Here are the dental tips you should follow to ensure you have good dental health at the end of the holiday season.
Keep following your normal dental care routine
Even though holidays typically disrupt our normal daily routine, it is vital to your oral health that you still adhere to your oral health routine. Ensure that you brush your teeth at least twice on a daily basis with fluoride-infused toothpaste and floss to ensure that your mouth is clean.
Consume plenty of water
Taking in a lot of water has many benefits to our overall health, and this becomes even more important during the holiday season. Drinking more water will keep your teeth and gums healthy by washing away food debris from your mouth. In addition, your toothpaste is likely infused with fluoride and this mineral will strengthen your teeth.
Refrain from grazing
During the holiday season, it is easy to find yourself snacking regularly as you get invited to parties and family reunions. Grazing is, however, not good for your oral health as the bacteria in your mouth will feed on the food particles and leave behind harmful acids that affect your teeth. This is why it is advisable to have distinct meal times to give your teeth a break. You can also rinse your mouth with water after you snack as this will wash away the food particles.
Keep some dental floss in hand
This is a good idea, especially during the holiday season as it will allow you to tend to your teeth at any time. In addition, it will also be very convenient if you get some food stuck in between your teeth. If you have any dental concerns or questions, reach out to us for more information.
Dental Blog | Sunnyside Dentistry | Clackamas, OR dentist Dick Hikade, DDS at Sunnyside Dentistry has created this informative blog to help educate the community about dental concerns. Sunnyside Dentistry, 14210 SE Sunnyside Rd, Suite 200, Clackamas, OR 97015 • (503) 451-5104 • sunnysidedentistry.com • 3/20/2023 • Tags: dentist Clackamas OR •