Christmas is just right around the corner. It’s time for some gifts, and of course, delicious foods and drinks! Although everyone is expected to enjoy during the holiday season, it is also essential to take certain things in moderation. It is to ensure that the oral wellness of a patient is still well-maintained despite the busyness and hectic schedules. So, to help our patients at The Smile Company Dental Care have a merry and healthy Holidays, we prepared some tips!
Traveling? Be prepared.
Most people love to travel during the holiday season, and it is one of the reasons for the disruption of oral hygiene routine. Being prepared surely can keep patients on top of their oral care. With that said, make sure to pack all the dental health essentials: a travel-sized toothbrush, fluoride toothpaste, floss, and mouthwash. For patients who are currently undergoing an Invisalign treatment, it is best to also pack the extra aligners depending on the schedule or the trip. Bringing healthy foods to snack on during the journey is also ideal.
Restrain sugary consumptions
Christmas cakes, sugar canes, or perhaps chocolates? Not that it is necessary to avoid such yummy treats, but it should be taken in moderation. Just make sure to drink plenty of water as well as brush and floss afterward to prevent the sugars from harming the teeth.
Feast on cheese
Cheese, as a dairy product contains calcium that is essential in keeping the teeth strong and healthy. One more thing that makes this yummy treat mouth-friendly is its ability to keep the acids in the mouth balanced. Doing so prevents the harmful acids from wearing down the enamel which can lead to the development of cavities.
Teeth are not tools
Too excited to drink your beer or open the gift packets? Do not think of using your teeth to bite into these! The enamel of the teeth may be considered as the hardest substance in the human body, but it can still be subject to damage. These are not designed to be used as tools, so make sure to use the appropriate device not to compromise your overall oral health.
See the dentist
As it is highly recommended to see a dentist every six months, make sure to do so. During visits, they may check the status of the teeth and other oral structures to know if there is a need for a particular procedure. At The Smile Company Dental Care, we perform Professional Teeth Cleaning to get rid of any factors that can compromise a patient’s overall oral health and wellness. Undergoing the procedure can assure patients that any problems are less likely to develop for them to have a merry yuletide season.
Get healthy and cavity-free teeth even during the holidays by following these tips and by booking a visit with us at The Smile Company Dental Care! Contact us for your Professional Teeth Cleaning in Maryland Heights, MO.