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5 Tips To Keep Teeth Healthy Over The Holidays From Epsom Dental Care

by | Dec 7, 2020 | Belmont WA Dentist Tips

The carols are playing, there’s a lot of delicious food, and you’re finally having fun with family and friends.

What could be better?

The holiday season provides the perfect opportunity to indulge, but that doesn’t mean you should abandon your oral health.

Here are five helpful tips to keep teeth healthy over the holidays that can help you enjoy the season:

#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.

Adding ice to your drinks lessens the risk of damaging your teeth as it doesn’t only dissolve your drink but also reduce the amount of acid in the mouth.

BUT remember that chewing on ice can damage the tooth enamel and break teeth, especially if you have dental restorations and sensitive teeth. The cold can also worsen dental pain.

#5 BRUSH BRUSH BRUSH

Christmas holiday is a busy time for everyone, but brushing your teeth regularly should not be skipped.

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.

It’s time to enjoy the most fantastic time of the year.

Remember to give your oral health, extra love and attention!

Epsom Dental Care and your Dental Health

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from our team at Epsom Dental Care!

At Epsom Dental Care, we know that going to the dentist is not everyone’s favourite activity, but we will make it as enjoyable for you as possible.

We are here to answer any of your questions and ensure that you have a healthy and beautiful smile.

If you have any questions about our services, we are happy to answer them and also schedule you an appointment. Contact us today at (08) 9478 2349.

We are located at 5/132 Epsom Ave in Belmont WA.

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