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Guide For Dental Care This Christmas

Posted by DAWKINS FAMILY DENTAL on Dec 17 2022, 04:16 AM

The holiday season brings lots of joy and fun to every family. Christmas is a festival that is celebrated all over the world by adopting different customs and traditions. People celebrate this festival with great enthusiasm and happiness.

The holidays can end up being more detrimental to your dental health than the rest of the year. Between the endless amounts of sugar in holiday treats, the alcohol you drink, and the stress that can come with the holidays, your teeth can end up taking a beating this time of year. Here are a few tips to make sure your holiday season doesn’t leave your teeth feeling anything but merry and bright!

Don’t Forget About Your Dental Insurance Benefits

If you and your family are traveling during the holidays and visiting family elsewhere, don’t forget to utilize your dental insurance benefits to get necessary cleanings while you’re out of town. It can help keep your smile looking its best and prevent a painful situation from developing while far away from your usual dentist.

Avoid Putting Sticky Candies In Your Mouth

During the holidays, it’s common to see all sorts of sweet treats like candy canes and caramel-filled chocolates everywhere you look. However, these treats can be bad for your teeth because they stick to your tooth enamel and cause decay if left behind for too long. Keep a sticky treat like a caramel apple or candy cane in your mouth too long, and you risk bacteria and plaque buildup on your teeth. Stick with softer sweets like chocolates that are easier to remove and clean off your teeth after you’re done eating them.

Be Mindful Of Your Oral Hygiene Routine

It’s easy to forget to floss before bed when you’re getting ready for bed at night. However, flossing before you head to bed is important to keep your mouth clean and healthy. Flossing will remove any food particles that may be stuck between teeth and prevent bacteria from building up in and around your gums. It’s a good habit to get into year-round but especially crucial during the holiday season to avoid cavities and other oral infections.

We encourage you to discover ways to achieve a healthy smile. For comprehensive dental care, visit Dawkins Family Dental at 440 N Lamar Blvd, Oxford, MS 38655. If you’re looking for more tips and tricks on how to keep your teeth healthy, call us at (662) 234-5725 for an appointment.

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