5 Tips to Keep Teeth Healthy Over the Holidays from Forster Dental Centre
Sharing time with your family and smiling often is a great part of the holidays, but Christmas is also a time of indulgence and wonderful treats.
During the festive season, many of us indulge in treats more often than we usually do.
Enjoy everything Christmas has to offer, but all the excessive eating can take a toll on your oral health, so extra care will go a long way to keeping your smile shining.
Keep your smile bright and healthy over the Christmas holidays with these oral health tips from our Forster dentist.
#1 Eat your treats in one sitting
Eat your chocolates in just one sitting or as part of a meal, rather than munching on them throughout the day. Eating sweets like chocolates and candies over long periods is worse than eating them all at once.
#2 Scissors are your tool of choice
We’ve all been there. It’s almost Christmas, and you’re still wrapping gifts up to the last minute. You’re hurriedly holding the roll of paper in one hand while cutting off strips of tape with your teeth.
STOP! Use a pair of scissors to cut tape instead.
#3 Be careful of Christmas toffee and candy canes
Toffees and candy canes are accidents waiting to happen on tooth restorations such as fillings, crowns, bridges, or veneers.
Try eating chocolates that leave the mouth right away to reduce any damage.
#4 Counter acidic drinks with water
The acids, sugar and alcohol levels in acidic drinks can damage your teeth if regularly consumed. This also applies to drinking soft drinks and even juice. Don’t think that because your soft drink is sugar-free, it is already safe for your teeth.
These drinks are often high in acids and can cause as much, if not more damage, to the teeth enamel.
Enjoy drinks in moderation, and make sure you limit the damaging effects on your teeth enamel by drinking plenty of water in between glasses.
#5 Don’t forget to brush your teeth!
Brushing your teeth at least twice a day for 2 minutes each time can help. Brush your teeth as soon as you wake up before doing anything else.
Not doing so could put your teeth and gums at risk of developing dental problems we don’t want to experience.
Your Local Dentist in Forster
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from our team at Forster Dental Centre!
At Forster Dental Centre, we provide each patient with the care that allows them to maintain healthy teeth and a beautiful smile for life!
We offer an extensive range of dental services from preventative dentistry to restorative dental options along with the latest in cosmetic dentistry solutions for straighter and whiter teeth.
We pride ourselves on listening to the needs and concerns of all our patients and aim to provide you with the personalised attention you and your family deserves.
We are located at 1st Floor Forster Tower, 12 Wallis St in Forster.