Our team wants to wish you happy holidays and share a few tips on how to protect your smile this time of the year!
Holiday season is upon us and we all want to look and feel our best for the celebration time!
Busy schedules and the stress of visiting stores after stores, trying to get everything on your wish list, will make it very easy to break your daily cleaning routine. Holiday banquets with plentiful amounts of delicious food and desserts, as well as alcoholic beverages that are usually highly acidic and can harm your enamel, can definitely make it more challenging to have a bright pearly smile for that family picture.
Here are a few things you can add to your holiday routine:
- Keep a pack of chewing gum or even a travel package of floss in your pocket/bag. It’s a quick fix and will help you keep your breath fresh and get rid of some harmful bacteria.
- Indulge in moderation! If you get to enjoy a glass or two of wine or a different alcoholic beverage, be mindful of the acidity they can raise in your mouth. When choosing between drinks, go for the less sweet ones. Also, drink a glass of water in between to wash away some of the acidity.
- Always bring your toothbrush when you are travelling away from home.
- Get your dental work done before the holidays. It can be tempting to put off a root canal or filling until after the holiday fun is over, but the truth is that taking care of your dental needs before family, friends and festivities begin is the best way to make sure you don’t have an unpleasant dental surprise in the middle of your celebrations.
- Eat your carbs in one sitting, rather than keep snacking throughout the day. Every time a piece of candy is eaten it takes an hour for the acid inside the mouth to dissolve!
Have a wonderful celebration and please share you beautiful smile with people around you!
If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to call (781)237-9071 or email smile@wellesleydentalgroup. Drs. Ali & Ali and the Caring Team at Wellesley Dental Group are always willing to help.