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3 Smile-Saving Tips for a Healthy Holiday Season

added on: December 9, 2019

“Oh, there’s no place like home for the holidays

‘Cause no matter how far away you roam

If you wanna to be happy in a million ways

For the holidays you can’t beat home sweet home!”

Just like the song says, you can’t beat home sweet home for the holidays. However, going home sweet home for the holidays means sweet holiday goodies are probably on the menu. This time of year they are everywhere. From delicious Christmas cookies and pies to festive drinks and dishes, there are so many options to choose from. 

Before you pack up the car and load up the kids, remember to not forget about how important it is to take care of your smile. We understand that things get hectic during the holidays with added gatherings and parties. Sometimes brushing and flossing take a back seat, we get it.

Your dentist in the Woodlands wants to you stress less and enjoy your time with family and friends. Here are some helpful tips to help keep your teeth in tip top shape during the holidays.

Tip #1 – Make Home Care Happen

It’s so easy to become distracted from your normal dental care routine during the holidays. No matter how busy your schedule gets, how tired you are from shopping, or how excited you are to party, remember to brush twice and floss once a day. If you’ve got kids, make sure they stick to their brushing and flossing schedules too!

Tip #2 – Avoid Chewy or Hard Sweet Treats

Like we said earlier, this time of year is jam-packed with sugary snacks that aren’t so good for your teeth. Chewy candies like gummies or caramels stick to your teeth and cause cavities. Hard candy isn’t much better for your smile. Also, you or your little ones run the risk of breaking or chipping a tooth, and then you’ll be spending the holidays with your Woodlands dentist!

Tip #3 – After You Eat, Think of Your Teeth

We recommend brushing after eating, especially if there’s sugary foods or beverages involved. Although we know, that’s just not always possible. If you’re at a party this holiday season and can brush, at least rinse your mouth. You can use water, but if there’s mouthwash available that’s even better. Rinsing helps to flush out any food particles trapped between your teeth until you can brush and floss.

These are just a few simple tips to help you remember to take care of your smile as you celebrate. Your Woodlands dentist hopes your time with friends and family is stress-free and fun. If you find yourself with questions about your smile health, please don’t hesitate to ask us. We provide general dentistry for both kids and adults in the Woodlands at these outstanding locations:

Growing Great Grins

Robert G. Dernick DDS

Epstein & Vakil

Mike Freeman DDS

Alisa M. Reed DDS

Visit them online to learn more about how these amazing Woodlands dentists are helping patients of all ages have healthy smiles.