The holidays are a fun time to get together with friends and family. But, unfortunately, it is also a time for sweets and wine. Of course, your Madera, CA dentist wants you to enjoy these special days, but we recommend following a few guidelines to mitigate your cavity risks.
#1 Rinse or Brush Your Teeth After Holiday Indulgence
If you’re at a holiday party, enjoying candies, cakes, fruit juices, and other cavity-causing treats, we recommend brushing your teeth as soon as possible. If you can’t get to your oral care supplies, at least rinse your mouth to clear debris from your teeth. Then brush and floss as soon as you are able.
#2 Choose This and Not That
Try choosing water over fruit juice and soda. If the choice is between sticky candy and a cookie, we recommend the cookie—it is easier to rinse away. Also, juice and soda can stick to your teeth, creating acids that lead to decay.
#3 Always Brush and Floss Before Bed
If you’re like most of us during the holidays, snacking isn’t limited to a small window of time. Many of us indulge periodically throughout the day or across the weeks. If this sounds like your holiday, be sure to brush and floss before bed. Cavities often form at night when debris is left on teeth.
#4 Arrange Your Next Exam and Teeth Cleaning
Call our dental office today to arrange your next dental exam and teeth cleaning. This way, you can come in immediately after the holidays to refresh your smile and ensure no emerging cavities are lurking.
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Our dental team wants to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday. Enjoy your time, but please remember to take care of your smile.
For more information or to arrange an appointment, give us a call today.