Who doesn’t love the holidays? They’re a time to take a break from your regular routine and spend time with friends and family.
If you’re not careful, though, holiday celebrations can take a toll on your oral health. They commonly involve delicious food, drinks, and sweets that can put you at risk for decay and other problems.
As you navigate the holiday dessert tables, choose something special that you don’t usually see during the rest of the year. This will help you to stay satisfied without overdoing the sugary stuff. Also, it’s beneficial to have a glass of water with your dessert so you can take a drink after you finish and rinse some of the sugars from your teeth to shield your enamel.
Don’t overlook your dental health routine when your schedule is busier than normal. Regardless of the season, it’s important to brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss at least once per day (ideally, at night before going to bed).
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