With Christmas just around the corner, everyone is ready for the festivities to get underway. Which happens to include indulging on sweets, champagne, fruit cakes, chocolates and other treats. Constant snacking and drinking unfortunately makes a miserable time for your teeth! This means it is important to be extra vigilant with your oral health over the Christmas period.
Here are a few ways to look after those pearly whites this Christmas!
- Beware of what you’re eating – Mince pies, Christmas cake and pudding are all filled with dried fruit, which happens to be high in sugar. These kinds of foods stick to teeth and cause damage.
- Don’t ditch the routine – The worst thing you can do is wrap up your oral hygiene routine on Christmas eve for a few days. Teeth take a bit of hammering over the Christmas holidays with all the alcohol and sugary foods consumed. So, If a Christmas snooze on the couch is more your thing, then remember to brush your teeth before you head to bed.
- Say cheese! – Cheese is great for teeth. It helps to return the mouth to its natural acid balance and helps reduce the chance of developing tooth decay.
- Moderation is key – Moderation is definitely the most important thing to remember. In order to ensure you fully enjoy this time of year without having to compromise on what you eat and drink, bear in mind it is not how much sugary food and drink you have, it is how often you have it.
Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas from all of us here at Spit Road Dental.
Ian, The Mosman Dentist. Dentist Mosman.