The Holidays Are Here!
We have reached the time of year when many of us are shopping till we drop or clicking and buying until our fingers cramp. We are in the thick of the holiday season, and we can see it all around us. This is a time of year where we attend parties and events to give out the gifts we purchase and enjoy time with the people who are special in our lives. This is also the time of year where we may indulge more often in delicious treats and beverages than we might otherwise. We want to share some helpful tips to keep your mouth healthy this holiday season. Continue reading to learn more.
Tips to Protect Your Oral Health this Holiday Season
During the holiday festivities, the last thing you want to be concerned about is your oral health. However, overindulging in sweets and other delicacies can put your oral health in harm’s way. Here are some helpful tips to ensure you don’t experience an emergency this holiday season:
Maintain Your Oral Hygiene Routine
It can be tempting to skip parts of your oral hygiene routine after a long day of festivities. No matter how tired you may be, it is important to continue to properly care for your teeth. This includes not only brushing, but flossing as well.
Drink Plenty of Water
While you are indulging in sweets, it is important to continue to drink water. Water is a great way to rinse your mouth of lingering food and bacteria. Water is also important to help prevent dry mouth, which can be a symptom of consuming too much alcohol.
If it has been a while since your last appointment, now is the perfect time to schedule your next oral hygiene examination. Not only can we check your teeth for any problem areas so you can enjoy the holidays worry free, but it allows you to use any remaining dental insurance benefits you have. Just as a reminder, these benefits expire at the end of the year, so now is a great time for a visit. Be sure to contact our office in Wellington, FL to schedule an appointment. We hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday season, and we look forward to seeing you soon!