Holiday Oral Care Tips

Holiday Oral Care Tips
Posted on 12/13/2019
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The holidays are just around the corner, and we know many of our patients are looking forward to some well-deserved time spent reconnecting with loved ones, relaxing, and enjoying some of their favorite treats of the season. Unfortunately though, many of the foods and sweets we love around the holidays can do a number on teeth. Our mission at the office of Dr. Roy Gonzalez, Jr. is to help you achieve your dream smile through treatments like braces or Invisalign and maintain it for a lifetime. So with that in mind, here are some simple tips to help keep your smile shining bright for the holidays.

 

Tips for Caring for Your Teeth Over the Holidays

Many of us like to enjoy seasonal treats like sugar cookies, pie, or candy canes during the holidays, but unfortunately, many of these foods contain sugars that combine with bacteria in the mouth to produce acids that cause dental decay. Fear not, though – simply follow these tips to keep your teeth and smile healthy through the holidays:

  • Don't Neglect Your Hygiene Routine: The holidays give us a well-earned break from the rhythm of work and life, but that doesn't mean it should be an excuse to break your oral hygiene routine. Stay diligent about daily flossing and brushing your teeth twice a day during the holidays, as this is one of the most important ways to keep your teeth healthy.
  • Try New Aids: If you're looking for a stocking stuffer that will help your smile, there are a number of oral hygiene tools that you can use to supplement your normal regimen of brushing and flossing. Interdental toothbrushes, water picks, and other oral hygiene aids are a great way to keep your teeth extra clean during the holidays.
  • Choose Water: It's not just sweets that pose a danger to teeth during the holidays: sugary and acidic drinks like apple cider, juice, and red wine can also contribute to decay. To protect your teeth, stick with water in your cup for this holiday season.

 

Contact Your San Antonio, TX Orthodontist

Following these guidelines will help keep your teeth in great shape during the holidays and protect your smile for the new year – and if you’re ready to revitalize your smile with orthodontic treatment, we can help. Contact us today to learn more about how braces or Invisalign can help you achieve a gorgeous new smile or to schedule your consultation. We can't wait to hear from you, and we wish you a happy, tooth-friendly holiday season!