Ways To Care For Your Teeth During The Holiday Sugar Rush
If there’s a certain thing about the holiday season in Stamford, it is that plenty of candies and sweet treats will be within reach. Of course, this lovely time of the year is perfect to indulge and give yourself a break from any restrictions, but be wary! If you’re not careful, all that sugar can end up seriously harming your teeth.
Likewise, we should pay careful attention to our children’s teeth, which can also take some damage. Consuming sugary meals and beverages for extended periods of time increases our risk of gum disease and tooth decay, so, while showing our children a great time, we must also take special care to protect their teeth. While it’s unreasonable to consider not consuming any sugar while celebrating the holidays, there are many ways you can monitor your sugar intake and take action to adopt a more moderate attitude to sweets. In this blog, we have compiled some advice to help you keep on top of the sugar rush over the holidays.
Keep your sugar intake to a minimum.
Although the holidays are a special time to consume sugary delights, you should always do it in moderation. Furthermore, since it can be difficult to control what your children may get at school or from family members, try not to give them too many candies or sweets yourself. They may resist and not like it, but try to find a fun approach to help them understand that this is a positive thing rather than a terrible one.
Brush and floss your teeth often.
No matter how many sweets you consume, you should still follow your usual dental hygiene routine. Actually, you should probably clean your teeth even more frequently than before. Carrying a little toothbrush along with you is a smart idea if you want to brush your teeth after eating sweets. This way, you can remove all the damaging sugar from them before they do their thing and damage your teeth.
Rinse your mouth with mouthwash after consuming sweets.
If you don’t want to bring a toothbrush with you at all times, mouthwash is a wonderful alternative for removing sugar from your teeth. Please note that this is not something you should do in place of brushing your teeth, but if you are on the go and don’t have a toothbrush with you and want to keep your teeth healthy, this is a fantastic option.
Enjoy The Sweet Holiday Season!
The holidays are a beautiful and festive season that everyone should be able to enjoy. As long as you don’t forget to take the time to ensure that your teeth are well taken care of, you should be able to have a good time and stay in good health.
Practicing good oral hygiene at home is essential for avoiding tooth decay and gum disease, which are a lethal combination of dental problems. However, no matter how good your oral hygiene practice is, you must also get regular dental check-ups and cleanings. The team of professionals at Stamford Dental Spa can assist you this holiday season, so you can enjoy the sugar rush while still taking care of your teeth! Give us a call today to schedule an appointment.