Dental Care at Christmas

Dental Care at Christmas

With Christmas just around the corner, it can be easy to neglect your dental care as this time of year often spells havoc for your teeth and gums. However, in order to avoid a trip to the dentist in January, there are some useful tips you can remember to keep your mouth healthy this Christmas.

Sugary Treats

Sugar filled treats really are part and parcel of Christmas, but that doesn’t mean your smile has to fade because of it. Sugars in cake, chocolate and cocktails means your teeth are under constant attack. Where possible, try and limit the amount of sweet treats you have to just meal times and be sure to brush between meals to help protect your teeth. If you’ve noticed some sensitivity this Christmas, it might be a sign that you need a filling, so be sure to book a check-up with your dentist before it potentially worsens.

Alcohol

Many of us will take a drink over the festive period, but many people often forget that it can have a lasting affect on your teeth. Staining drinks such as red wines are full of sugar which can lead to cavities. Even sugar-free drinks can contain harmful acids, so try and drink through a straw and rinse your mouth out with water between drinks.

Oral Care Routine

As Christmas can be a hectic period, it’s easy to give up on your oral hygiene routine. Remember to brush, floss and rinse before going to bed and first thing in the morning. This prevents harmful bacteria from attacking your teeth and leading to cavities and bad breath.

Worried about your dental health? Why not call in today for a quick check-up or contact us on 01 286 3787 or info@thefriendlydentist.ie to arrange your appointment!

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