Healthy Holiday Smiles
Let’s take a look at three dental tips that you should use to ensure you maintain a healthy smile over the holidays!
Keep a Routine
The best way to ensure a healthy smile over the holidays is by staying with your routine of flossing and brushing your teeth. While the holidays can be busy, brushing your teeth should be something that you do for two minutes at least twice a day. If you do not already have a routine, try to get in the habit of brushing as soon as you wake up in the morning and then again right before you go to bed to keep your pearly whites shining all year long.
Drink Plenty of Water
While it is certainly expected that you will be eating a lot during the holidays, try to be sure that you are drinking water as much as possible. This is especially true if you find yourself getting into too much of the holiday juice or soda. Simply taking a sip of water in between drinking other fluids will help to keep the stains and decay away.
Stay Far from Sticky Candy
Hard candy seems to pop up everywhere around the holidays. While it can be tempting, try to stay far from candy like caramel or taffy that can stick to your teeth and contribute to tooth decay. If you do find yourself eating a few pieces, be sure that you are drinking water to prevent the candy from sticking to your teeth.
At the end of the day, maintaining a healthy smile over the holidays is not as difficult as you may think. While there is no doubt that you will be getting into some foods and drinks that may cause issues with staining, staying true to these three tips should help ensure that your teeth stay happy and healthy all year long.