When celebrating the holiday season, we easily go overboard on treats and sugary foods.
Keep in mind that these foods can be absolutely devastating to your oral health.
Being aware that the foods you consume over the holidays can help to minimise the damage that you do to your teeth.
Here are some of the best things that you can do to help prevent cavities over Christmas this year!
Eat sweet treats in just one sitting
It’s better to eat your chocolates in just one sitting or as part of a meal, rather than to chew on them all day.
Eating sweets over time is worse for your teeth than eating them all at once.
Scissors are your tool of choice
It’s almost Christmas day, and you’re left wrapping up to the last minute. In panic, you keep the roll of paper in one hand while ripping off strips of tape with your teeth.
STOP! This can damage teeth. Instead, use scissors to cut off strips of tape.
Watch out for toffee and candy canes
Christmas chocolate boxes often come with popular toffees and candy canes. Toffees can stick to restorations, such as dental fillings, crowns, bridges, or veneers, while candy canes are known to break our teeth. Eat chocolates that melt and leave the mouth quickly to limit any damage.
Reverse the effects of acidic drinks with water
Christmas would not be perfect without a sparkling drink. The acids, sugar and alcohol levels in sparkling drinks can damage your teeth if regularly consumed.
Enjoy your drinks moderately, and make sure you limit the erosive effects on the teeth enamel by drinking lots of water in between glasses.
Always remember to brush your teeth
Be sure to brush your teeth at least twice a day for 2 minutes each time.
If you don’t brush your teeth regularly, you could put your teeth and gums at risk of developing dental problems.
Our entire team hopes you have a safe, happy and healthy holiday, and we can’t wait to see your bright smile in the coming New Year.
Excellent Dental Health in Miranda
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from our team at VIP Dental Clinic Miranda!
At VIP Dental Clinic Miranda, our dentists have the skills and training in the management of your dental concerns.
Our clinic is also fully fitted with state-of-the-art technology that enables us to respond quickly to dental emergencies and conduct last-minute surgeries when necessary.
Always keep your Miranda dentist’s phone number handy; you never know when an emergency may occur.
We have flexible hours during the week and also open every Saturday. We will also do our best to see you on the same day if you have an emergency.
We’re looking forward to having you at VIP Dental Clinic Miranda.
We are located at 11/468-472 Kingsway in Miranda.