Christmas is just around the corner and as much as we all look forward to celebrating the silly season with delicious sugary treats & drinks, but you might want to think about their impact on your oral health as well.
Excessive sugar consumption affects both your waistline and your overall oral health. Bacteria in your mouth feed on the sugars you consume which produce acid that break down the protective layer, also known as enamel on your teeth.
The more sugar we eat, the higher the risk of damage to tooth enamel.
So how do you prepare for the Christmas period? Here are 3 tips to help maintain perfect health to start 2020 with your best smile.
Brush, Floss and Rinse
The best way to protect your teeth this Christmas period is to maintain a perfect oral hygiene routine. Brush & floss at least twice a day and consider using mouth wash to remove as much harmful acid from your moth as possible.
Sugary foods and drinks can increase the amount of harmful oral bacteria in your mouth. This occurs within the first 20 minutes of consuming food. Brushing immediately after each snack or meal helps to remove the bacteria before they get a chance to attack your tooth enamel.
Chewing sugar-free gum can help to clean your teeth after eating sugary foods. The gum increases the production of saliva, helps remove the sugar coating & neutralises the acids in your mouth.
Visit your dentist for a general check-up and clean
Consuming sugary drinks and treats affect your overall oral health and brushing alone can’t remove any of the harmful damage your teeth have been exposed to.
Visiting your dentist will ensure that your oral health remains in good condition, and at every appointment your dentist or hygienist gives your teeth a thorough clean.
We recommend our patients visit us twice a year, but at the end of every appointment we advise our patients when it is best to come and see us for your next check-up.
These are just some tips to help you start the new year with your best smile.
If you’re in need a of a new dentist, then why not come and visit our friendly team here at Smiles Nambour? Our team have an extensive knowledge and use the latest technology to ensure you leave every appointment with a brighter smile.
To make an appointment call pour friendly and professional team on (07) 2102 7432.