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How to Keep Your Teeth Healthy During the Holidays

The holiday season is here, which means lots of sweets and goodies that your taste buds will love. Your teeth however won’t feel the same way. Overloading on holiday sweets is no good for your teeth, and is a fast track to cavities and tooth decay if you don’t take care of them. Of course, this isn’t to say that you can’t enjoy a few holiday cakes, cookies, or what have you. This week, we’ll talk about how to keep your teeth healthy during the holidays.

Holiday Teeth Care Tips

Everything in Moderation

One of the best tips (for anything really) is everything in moderation. Don’t eat candy cane after candy cane followed by holiday cookies and cake. The less sugar you expose your teeth to the better. But still, if you’re going to be eating sweets, you need to remember to brush after you’re done. And speaking of brushing

Keep Your Brushing Routine Consistent

With holiday schedules being as they are, it can be hard to keep up with your routines sometimes. But one routine that you should definitely make an effort to keep consistent is your oral health routine. Brush twice a day and floss once a day to keep your teeth healthy and reduce the risk of oral health problems.

Watch out for Hard Candy

Hard candy can chip a tooth if you’re not careful. So can hard nuts and other snacks like peanut brittle. Treat these foods with caution. Crack nuts with a nutcracker, not your teeth, and resist the temptation to chomp down hard on that candy cane.

If You Break a Tooth

If you do break or chip your tooth, see your dentist in Olney as soon as possible. Waiting to fix dental problems can cause them to get worse. Call your dentist and make an appointment as soon as possible to get that chipped tooth fixed!

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