As you probably know, the holiday season typically spans from Halloween to New Years. Typically, this season is a time of fun and family. During this season, you’ll probably find yourself surrounded by more sweets than you normally might. As you can probably guess, this means you might be more vulnerable to cavities.
Naturally, one thing you might want to consider doing is simply practicing moderation. Odds are, you’ll be eating things that aren’t on your typical diet—and there isn’t anything wrong with that. However, you should try to avoid eating too much sugar. You should also try to also eat healthy food since doing so will help balance the helpful and harmful bacteria in your mouth.
Of course, you should also remember to keep a toothbrush with you. As you know, brushing your teeth for two minutes at a time twice a day and flossing every day can help you prevent tooth decay. However, if you eat something highly acidic, please wait for at least thirty minutes before brushing. Water can also help you avoid cavities—whether you drink it or rinse with it. Water can neutralize the acids in your mouth and carry harmful bacteria and food particles from your mouth.
Would you like to learn more about how you can protect your teeth this holiday season? Do you ever wonder what else you could do to keep your smile healthy and strong during the rest of the year? If you would like to schedule an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Robert Doyle, we invite you to contact Complete Dental Care by calling 866-471-4028. We’ll be happy to answer any of your questions and offer you personalized advice tailored to your oral health needs.