The holidays are a time to celebrate, and these celebrations often revolve around food and plenty of seasonal treats. There is certainly no harm in indulging once in a while, but it’s worth knowing how the holidays can affect dental health. So here are our top tips for the holidays.
Stick to your normal brushing routine
Other routines might go out of the window, but it’s worth sticking to your normal daily routine of twice a day brushing and once-a-day flossing. Even if you are super tired at the end of the day, it only takes a couple of minutes to clean your mouth thoroughly. If you are out for the day, be sure to pack a travel toothbrush and toothpaste so you can freshen up on the go.
Use appropriate tools to open packages and presents
When opening packets or presents, use the appropriate tools and not your teeth. The same goes for trying to crack nuts with your teeth, as this can prove a painful and expensive mistake.
Get up to date with your dental check-ups
If it’s been a while since you visited us, book your checkup now. We can make sure your teeth are strong and healthy, and free from dental problems before the festivities begin.