As you prepare to hop from one holiday party to another this season, our team at Carolina Bright Smiles wants to make sure you know how to keep your teeth and gums healthy!
Teeth Tips To Keep Your Smile Merry & Bright This Season
Here are several teeth tips to keep your smile merry and bright this season!
*Keep Your Breath Fresh With Sugarless Gum*
If you plan on being in close quarters with others at various holiday parties, you’ll probably be stocking up on mints and gum to keep your breath fresh.
We recommend chewing sugarless gum in order to prevent tooth decay, remove bits of food from between your teeth, and even fight bacteria. The xylitol found in sugarless gum as a sweetener does have bacteria-fighting components that can protect your teeth while keeping your breath fresh!
*Fill Your Glass With Water*
Because your routine is a bit off during the holidays, with so many things going on, it’s easier to let normal habits fall by the wayside.
But we want to remind you that drinking plenty of water should always be part of your daily plan, regardless of the changes to your schedule.
It’s best for your overall health, and it’s best for your teeth, as it encourages saliva production, which your teeth and gums need for protection against harmful bacteria and acids.
*Skip Soda, Even If It’s Diet*
Speaking of water, your beverage selection will likely be more varied during the holidays.
Wine, champagne, mixed drinks, and eggnog will be flowing, but there will also be coffee, tea, and yes, soda, available, too.
While you might think diet soda is a healthier alternative in your mixed drinks, or on its own, to regular soda, the truth is it’s just as acidic and can erode your tooth enamel.
Everything in moderation is the rule of thumb when it comes to your daily diet, but it’s important that you don’t overindulge in diet soda thinking your teeth are somehow safer.
*Fill Your Plate With Crunchy Fruits & Veggies*
While you browse the buffets at all your holiday functions, you’re certainly okay to indulge in all your seasonal favorites.
But you can also make choices that are good for your teeth, such as crunchy fruits and veggies.
Foods like apples, carrots, and celery, for example, can usually be found on large platters as an appetizer before the main course.
These are great choices because of their vitamins and minerals, but also for their crunch and texture. They help to spark saliva production, which gives your teeth a protective coating against harmful bacteria and acids, but they also scrub your teeth clean as you chew them!
*Trust The Professionals With Teeth Whitening*
If you’re interested in brightening your smile in time for important social events this holiday season, let us save you some time!
The best way to whiten your teeth isn’t with a trip to your nearest drugstore for DIY strips or kits.
It’s at our Hillsborough, NC dental office for professional teeth whitening treatment!
Not only can you trust safe application, but you can also expect faster, better results thanks to our powerful whitening system.
All you have to do is sit back and let us do the work so you can walk out with a smile that’s merry, and significantly brighter, just in time for the holiday party season!
Call Today For An Appointment
You don’t have to let the holidays interrupt your dental health.
Your smile will stay merry and bright with our healthy teeth tips and routine dental cleanings and exams in our Hillsborough, NC practice!