The Holidays are filled with enjoyable times shared with friends and family. There is usually a variety of food involved in the holiday festivities, including all kinds of sweet treats. This can cause some problems with your health and more specifically, your oral health. Sweet foods can contribute to causing cavities in your teeth and gum disease. So how can you keep your gums and teeth healthy throughout the holidays?
Consider the following recommendations:
Limit the Carbohydrates and Sugars- Cake, pie, crackers, rolls and candy are some popular holiday treats that should be limited because they can cause cavities and gum disease. It is ok to have some of this food during the holidays season…just limit the amount.
Drink Through a Straw- If you must have sugary drinks like soda or fruit juices, try to drink through a straw to push the drink back behind your teeth and not flush your front teeth with sugar.
Practice Good Oral Hygiene- As with any other time of year, daily oral hygiene practice is completely necessary to protect your teeth from cavities and gum disease. Your teeth should be brushed twice a day with a toothpaste containing fluoride and flossed at least one time a day. If you are unable to brush your teeth right after you eat any sugary types of food, at least rinse your mouth out with water to help protect your teeth and gums.
Are you concerned about your smile? Visit your local dentist to get your teeth examined as well as discuss treatment options for your smile. Call your dentist today!
Posted on behalf of:
Pure Dental Health
2285 Peachtree Rd #203
Atlanta, GA 30309
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