Now that the festive season is here, avoiding all kinds of sweet treats is hard, but this does not mean you completely neglect your sweet tooth in favor of preserving your oral health. You can enjoy all kinds of festive sweets and still maintain a cavity-free smile. The trick is in what to avoid and what to do. Let’s dive into it.
Keep your brushing routine
It is easy to mess up your brushing schedule or even miss out on brushing a couple of times, but this does not play out very well if you intend to keep your smile free from cavities on Christmas. If you plan to be always on the go this Christmas, stash a toothbrush in your bag pack and a mini toothpaste to maintain the oral health culture. Do not let the merry of Christmas steal the glow of your dazzling smile.
Rinse your mouth after snacking
Most candy and foods filled with refined carbohydrates easily stick-on teeth and coat a layer of sugar, making it easy for bacteria to eat through your teeth and form a cavity. Besides maintaining your brushing routine and techniques, it is important to rinse your mouth every time you snack.
Always brush the hard-to-reach teeth and areas in your mouth
Brushing entails cleaning the teeth, especially the teeth that are visible when smiling but cleaning the entire oral cavity. The mouth is a very conducive harbor for bacteria, so not maintaining a good brushing technique will not do you much good. Every time you brush, ensure you clean the hard-to-reach areas where bacteria easily harbor, especially during Christmas when there is a lot of snacking.
It’s very possible to snack and go all out with snacking during Christmas and still keep your smile free from cavities, but it takes lots of regulation and discipline to succeed at this. As part of keeping the routine and honoring appointments, you can schedule one with us any time.