‘Tis The Season To Care For Your Teeth
With the holidays right around the corner, many of our patients are busy dealing with shopping, family events, and preparing to spend time with loved ones. During this busy time of year, we want to encourage our patients to still be mindful of their oral health. It is easy to get wrapped up in the holiday festivities and not care for your teeth properly. Unfortunately, this can lead to issues in the new year with decay and other dental concerns.
Ways to Keep Your Mouth Healthy
We want to share some ways you can ensure your teeth and mouth remain as jolly as your spirit:
Enjoy Sweets in Moderation
The holiday season is one time of year when sweets are abundant, and it can be tempting to overindulge. However, it is wise not to go overboard. An increase in sugar and sweets can lead to tooth decay and the need for dental intervention.
Maintain Your Oral Hygiene Routine
When the exhaustion of the holiday sets in, it can be tempting to cut back on your oral hygiene routine. No matter how tired you may feel, it is important to continue to brush and floss as recommended to help offset the sweets we mentioned earlier.
Increase Your Water Consumption
When consuming sweets and drinking alcohol, it is best to increase your water consumption. Not only is water great for your overall health, but it can help rid your mouth of lingering food and bacteria when brushing is not an option.
If you are due for a hygiene examination and cleaning, there is no better time to contact our office in Houston, TX to schedule an appointment. This is especially important if you or your loved ones have any remaining dental insurance benefits, as they will expire at the end of the calendar year. We hope you and your family have a happy and healthy holiday and look forward to seeing you soon!