The holidays are here! From baking out cookies for Santa and his reindeer to sipping hot chocolate while watching your favorite holiday movie, sugar is everywhere during the holiday season. While it’s ok to indulge every once in a while, the holidays can wreak havoc on our teeth if we’re not careful!
Instead of worrying about your pearly whites during the holiday season, follow these simple tips from Dr. Chris Morgan and the Morgan Dentistry team.
Straws are Your Friends
Have you been offered a sugary holiday drink at a party? Ask for a straw! By using a straw, you are reducing the chance that the drink will leave surface stains on your teeth. If you are following the proper teeth cleaning protocol daily and using a straw, you’ll have a radiant smile all season long.
Get a New Toothbrush
When was the last time you switched out your toothbrush for a new one? With all of the snacks, sugar, and candy available during the holidays, it’s likely that you’ll be brushing far more often. Make sure you have a new strong, sturdy, and dentist-recommended toothbrush for the holiday season.
Enjoy Sweets in Moderation
It’s all too tempting to indulge in cookies, candy canes, sweet treats, and other snacks during the winter holidays. While we certainly won’t tell you to avoid these at all costs, we will remind you that moderation is key.
Stick to Your Routine
From office parties to spending time with family, it’s easy to fall out of your normal routine during the holidays. If you brush your teeth 2-3 times per day (which you should be!), make sure you stick to this routine even when the holidays arrive. Keeping a routine ensures that you never miss a beat when it comes to cleaning your teeth. Meaning that you’ll have a sparkling white smile throughout the holiday season.
Visit the Dentist
Don’t miss your dentist appointment just because it’s the holidays. Getting a quick and simple teeth cleaning and checkup can be the difference between a bright and a stained smile. You don’t want stained teeth for your annual holiday card, do you?
The team at Morgan Dentistry are here to help you year round. Schedule your holiday dentist appointment today!