Cosmetic & General Dentistry

Tips to Keep Your Smile Healthy Over the Holidays

The holiday season is often full of fun, laughter, and lots of holiday treats. During this festive season, most people will indulge in more sweets and rich foods than at any other time of the year. It is important to take care of your teeth because extra eating will often have a negative effect on a person’s oral health. Weston Dental Office has several oral health tips to help you keep your smile bright and healthy over the upcoming holiday season.

Brush & Floss Frequently

It is important to always brush and floss every day, but during the holiday season, you should increase the frequency. If you are eating more sugar than usual or even more meat, it is a good idea to add in an extra oral cleaning session to ensure that your teeth stay clean and free of harmful bacteria. The extra cleanings will also help banish plaque and keep your breath fresh all season long. You can brush after each meal or choose a point in the middle of the day for your extra oral hygiene session. If your looking to book a cleaning during the holidays, come to our general dentistry office today.

Make Your Holiday Cheesy

Cheese is one of the few items often served over the holidays that is beneficial for your oral health. Cheese is full of nutrient-rich calcium which helps strengthen your bones and teeth. Cheese also helps to love the levels of acid in your mouth after you each which helps to protect your tooth enamel from damage.

Choose Advent Calendars That Are Sugar-Free

Advent calendars are a treat for both children and adults. There are so many different calendars to choose from that there is no reason to include one that has candy or chocolate. Opt for a theme that follows a person’s favorite things such as bath time, skincare or even a beauty-related calendar. You can even make personalized calendars for your friends and family members. If you do prefer to choose an edible advent, opt for one without sugar or with less sugar.

Always Be Prepared

If you have a vigorous social calendar this holiday season, it might be prudent to carry a small oral hygiene kit with you. This will give you the ability to take care of your teeth on the go and in every situation. Pack a small bag with travel sizes of mouthwash, floss, toothpaste and a mini toothbrush. You can keep this in your purse or in your car. That way you can clean on your teeth on the fly after a night of heavy eating.

Schedule a Check-Up Today!

Another way to care for your teeth is to schedule a check-up for dental cleaning at the end of the holiday season. The dedicated oral care professionals here at Weston Dental Office are happy to set up a cleaning, fill cavities, or address any dental concerns you have after the holidays. We are here to make sure that your gums and teeth are as healthy as they can be for 2020. Give us a call today at (416) 247-1928 to set up your next appointment.

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