The Holidays Work on Your Teeth While You Rest
Maintaining good dental health during the holidays is more important than ever. People consume sugary sweets and beverages more than any other time of the year. With the busy schedules and increased stress levels, a lot of time their oral hygiene struggles. People forget the most basic oral hygiene treatment that counteracts all the sweet food and drinks consumed during the day/night.
There’s an old saying “All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth” Well, here are some tips to keep those choppers you love so much:
Avoid Sugary Sweets
Bacteria in the mouth thrive on the sugars found in candy canes, chocolate, and gingerbread cookies, increasing the likelihood of developing cavities. If you are not able to brush and floss after munching on sweet treats, drink water or chew a piece of sugarless gum. This will boost saliva flow in the mouth and help wash away bacteria.
Remain easy on the Wine
Whether red or white, the high acidity levels in wine can eat away at a tooth’s enamel. Tooth enamel is critical in the protection against decay and cavities. To avoid damage, refrain from swishing the wine around in your mouth, and drink water in between beverages to rinse the teeth of the acid. Cheers!
Avoid Stress and Relax More
Holiday anxiety can cause people to grind or clench their teeth, causing jaw pain, headaches, and chipping. “It is important to find ways to alleviate stress can help but sometimes a night guard is the perfect fix for too much grinding,” says ADA.
If you think you may be in need of a little help with sleeping well and avoid waking up with achy teeth call us Immediately we are here to serve.
Stay healthy during this holiday season and above all else, have fun and enjoy the time with loved ones. We wish you a very Merry Holidays this season.