Holiday Oral Care Tips
Holiday Oral Care Tips
At Delaware Periodontics, we believe everyone deserves a smile they truly feel proud of – no matter how insurmountable their current dental condition may feel. That's why we're proud to offer high-quality, comprehensive periodontal care! to patients in Wilmington, DE and the surrounding areas. But in addition to the gum treatments we offer in our office, we strive to be a resource for every aspect of oral health, and if you're wondering how to protect your smile during the holiday season, we can help.
Protecting Your Teeth & Gums Over the Holidays
The holidays are a wonderful time of the year for seeing loved ones and recharging the soul. But for your teeth, it can be a very different picture. We tend to indulge in foods and sweets over the holidays, and unfortunately, many of them can be a major cause of tooth decay. So with that in mind, here are a few tips to help you keep your smile health over the holidays:
- Be a Religious Brusher: The holidays are often when it's easiest for us to slack off on our routine of brushing and flossing, but oral hygiene is most important during this time of year. This holiday season, make a commitment to be religious in maintaining your oral hygiene regimen: be sure to brush twice a day and floss daily at minimum, each and every day.
- Carry Mouthwash: The ideal situation would be to brush your teeth after every meal, but we know that for most people, that may prove difficult. One great way to supplement your oral hygiene regimen is to carry a small bottle of antiseptic mouthwash with you and use it to clean your teeth after meals, eating sweets and snacks, or drinking things like wine or coffee. This will help prevent food from sticking to your teeth and damaging tooth enamel.
- Watch What You Eat: And not just for your weight! The foods we eat have a big impact on dental health, so one way to protect your teeth is avoid foods that most contribute to tooth decay. Anything that's sticky, loaded with carbs, or full of sugar poses a particular risk to the teeth, so try to minimize these items in your holiday diet.
Schedule an Appointment with Your Wilmington, DE Periodontist
Following these tips will help keep your smile as healthy as possible over the holiday season and beyond, but if you'd like a little extra help in your oral health, we're here for you. Contact our office! with any questions you may have about holiday oral hygiene or, or use our easy online form! to schedule a check-up at our Wilmington office. We can't wait to hear from you, and we wish you a tooth-friendly holiday season!