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How to Protect Your Dazzling Holiday Smile

Posted on November 30th, 2016 by Dr. Nikoo Daftary

The holidays are filled with family, friends, food, food and more food. From family parties to dinners with the final course being dessert there are plenty of treats to go around during the holiday season. There is no harm in treating yourself, but being aware of your dental health will keep your holidays free of any tooth problems or emergency trips to Art of Modern Dentistry. Contact us today to learn more about our services and get a quick checkup in to make sure your teeth are in tip top shape for the season.

Teeth Tips During the Holiday Season

From candy canes to cookies the holidays are filled with sweet treats that can greatly harm your teeth and cause cavities or tooth decay. However, you do not have to miss out entirely, eat a single dessert and brush your teeth after you do so. You will have less sugar than if you indulge on all the treats and it will reduce the risk of cavity and tooth decay.
Do not break your tooth over cracking a nut. Use a nutcracker or choose a different snack. It is not worth the expensive damage not to mention extreme pain you will cause yourself by attempting to crack a nut with your teeth. Sweets are not the only snacks that can do damage, be mindful of this.
Make sure to go to your dentist appointments before the holidays begin, do not skip your yearly dental exam because the holiday season is busy. Clear up any cavities or other potential teeth issues before the new year and start fresh with a white, dazzling smile. Plus, if a routine clean up comes right before or during the holidays, consider it a gift where after the checkup you will feel confident smiling wherever you go this season.
Keep your normal brushing routine. Though the holidays can be hectic with lots going on and it feels like you are always on the go, be sure to still brush your teeth two times a day. Keep a toothbrush and a travel size toothpaste in your purse or car or coat to freshen up after meals. Be prepared if you are traveling by bringing floss, gauze and over-the-counter pain relievers in case you have any minor dental problems while you are away from home.
Art of Modern Dentistry wants you to feel good about your smile during the holiday season, especially where lots of pictures will be taken and you will be seeing old family and friends during this busy time. Contact us today to learn more about our services or schedule a quick trip to see us for a cleaning before the holiday season begins.
Source: WebMD

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