The winter holidays are an excellent occasion to spend some quality time with your loved ones, decompress after a stressful year, and gorge on delicious food. But with all the fun and relaxation, one can easily neglect their usual oral healthcare routine.
Let’s see how you can enjoy the holiday feast and still have a shiny and healthy smile in the photos.
Avoid treats that are rich in acid as they can cause plaque build-up and cavities. Usually, these are hard-to-chew foods such as dry fruits and gummy candy. Eating too much of these foods can further harm the enamel, and only a Dallas dentist can help you afterward.
Try to eat more broccoli or carrots along with your Christmas cookies. We also recommend that you try sweet potatoes, spinach or apricots. These contain Vitamin A which is critical for your teeth’s health.
It can be hard to resist soda but be aware that sugary drinks can dry your mouth. If you don’t have enough saliva in your mouth, tooth decay will accelerate, and other infections may relapse. Every Dallas Dentistry provider recommends sipping water instead of savory drinks. Add a slice of lemon or cucumber to make it taste better!
Here is a useful tip: eat candies close to your meals! While eating, your mouth will create more saliva needed to protect your teeth from sugar. Another thing you can do is to chew sugar-free gum that has xylitol. That way you can make sure the enamel is safe after you’ve indulged in holiday treats.
Be cautious and take your toothbrush with you when traveling or partying. A dental travel kit shouldn’t take too much space in your bag. Brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss just as often.
Just as necessary as drinking more water or eating fewer cookies are your dental tests. You may have the healthiest teeth in the world, but being thoughtful regarding your dental health means that you won’t skip any exam. We at Dallas Dental Wellness recommend taking care of your teeth by eating and drinking carefully and brushing afterward.