Oral Health and Hygiene Tips to Observe Through This Festive Season
The holidays are a time when we let loose and indulge in different things. Sweets and other treats are the order of the day, and this can be damaging not only to your waistband, but also to your dental health. Below are some oral care tips that will ensure you preserve your pearly whites and bright smile this Christmas holiday. As for the waistband, we’ll leave that up to you to figure out! Lol!
Watch Your Wine Consumption
Red wine has compounds that discolour the teeth. Aside from the staining, wine also contains sugars and acids that can eat away on the tooth enamel and lead to cavities. That is why dentists advise people to monitor their wine consumption during the holidays when the opportunities to partake seem to be higher than usual.
Take Advantage of The Fruit Tray
Fruit trays are a common feature at most holiday parties. They are offered along with a bowl of candy or a basket of baked goodies. Let your preference be more inclined towards filling up on fruits instead of those sugary desserts. You still will nibble on these savoury delights, but make sure that you don’t overdo it.
Brush Your Teeth to A Christmas Tune
The recommended approach to cleaning your teeth and gums involves brushing for around two minutes, using a soft-bristled brush and fluoride toothpaste twice a day. You can play some of your favourite Christmas songs and brush along to them; this will ensure you take two full minutes when cleaning your teeth during the festive season.
Take This Opportunity to Improve Your Oral Hygiene Routine
With the many sweet treats that people enjoy during the holiday season, it is also necessary for them to take some time and look at how they can take better care of your teeth and gums. Brushing will be essential, but it needs to be complemented with flossing and the use of mouthwash. Some of the improvements can include buying a new toothbrush, which can be electric. Also, adding a third brushing session into your routine may help.
Schedule A Dental Appointment in The New Year
After the many treats and different indulgence of the festive season, it is wise to go for a dental checkup and have your teeth cleaned so that you can get off to the right start in 2020.
At Collins Bay Dental, we are now accepting bookings into 2020. Contact us today and schedule your appointment. From all of us at Collins Bay Dental, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Joyous New Year!