It’s hard not to enjoy the delicious food, sweet treats, and syrupy drinks. But as you celebrate, the sugars you are taking in could be wreaking havoc on your teeth.
Most of us know how detrimental sugar is to teeth but during holidays your oral health can slip your mind. Don’t let it! At Smiles Nambour, we are committed to helping you do everything necessary for great dental health!
The Dangers of Sugar
Sugar is one of the main causes of cavities. Tooth decay starts after sugar’s interaction with the acids produced by natural bacteria of your mouth. When you consume sugar the bacteria produces acid that can wear the enamel off your teeth, stripping them of their protection. Eventually, holes in the enamel will lead to cavities and, if untreated, pain and damage to the tooth.
Smiles Nambour Works with You to Maximise Dental Health
The skilled professionals at Smiles Nambour can help you achieve long-term oral and overall health through the holidays and after. Give yourself the best present of the season: healthy, attractive teeth.
Holiday Dental Tips from Smiles Nambour
Bending the rules can be OK: We’d all like to eat well and be healthy, but sometimes we don’t achieve that. But if you are going to “break the rules”?
Maybe just bend them instead. Have a small slice of cake, not a big slice of cake and ice cream. Then get back to your good behavior!
Never neglect flossing and brushing: Brush twice a day and floss before bed. Have a dental health regimen in the morning and in the evening. Make this a habit and stick to it. Brush for 120 seconds or more.
You can count the time in your head, hum, or use music to time your brushing. Some modern toothbrushes have built-in timers.
Have alternatives to unhealthy snacks and drinks: You know that you’re going to run into holiday snacks and drinks. Avoid items laden with sugar by preparing your own snacks in advance. If you can’t do that, try to choose the least sugary alternatives offered.
Avoid over-sugared, sticky foods: Sugar-related damage occurs if a sugary coating remains on teeth. Eating foods (even treats) that don’t leave sticky residue reduces the risk of tooth damage.
Always try to choose less sticky food. If you do eat sticky food, brush your teeth, or at least rinse your mouth out, after eating.
Schedule a January dental visit at Smiles Nambour: Please contact us for a January appointment after the holiday spirit of December. Small problems can be identified and cleaned up before they become serious.
It’s much better to get things set right after the last of the seasonal partying to make certain the New Year will get started out with great dental health.
Dental Care at Smiles Nambour
Your trusted dentist at Smiles Nambour can give you the advice and treatment you need to keep your mouth, teeth, and gums healthy through the holidays and beyond. For many years we have provided extraordinary dental care service to the Nambour community and surrounding regions.
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