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Avoiding Holiday Dental Problems

Christmas theme woman holding presentWith the holiday season upon us, we know that you’re facing temptation around every corner, mostly in the form of sugary treats! Feel free to indulge your sweet tooth, but know that it’s also a good idea to take extra care of your dental health during the holidays.

Tips To Avoid Holiday Dental Problems

Below are a few ways to make sure you end your holiday season with your dental health still intact:

  • Be aware of what you’re eating – We don’t expect you to avoid all the delicious treats this season, but it’s a good idea to be aware of extra sugary meals. Be sure to brush and floss after especially sugary treats to avoid allowing the sugar to have time to damage your teeth.
  • Don’t let your routine falter – Whether you’re staying home this holiday season or visiting out-of-state relatives, it’s important that your regular oral hygiene routine stays the same. You should still be brushing and flossing every morning and night.
  • Avoid using your teeth as tools – Using your teeth to open gifts or bottles is a giant no-no. Not only are you risking damage to your teeth, but you may also accidentally pull an entire tooth out! Have scissors or a bottle opener handy, and only use your teeth for chewing, talking, and smiling!
  • Eat the good foods, too – Bad or sugary foods aren’t the only ones that are popular this time of year. Foods like cheese or cranberries also abound, and these types of food are actually great for your teeth!
  • Moderation is key – Lastly, keep in mind that moderation in all the things you eat or drink is important. No matter what diet you have this season, please don’t neglect your dental health.

Here at Auburn Family Dental, we want to wish you and your family a healthy and happy holiday season! To schedule a post-holiday dental cleaning and exam, please contact our Wichita, KS family dental office today! Our dentist serves the dental patients of Wichita, Auburn Hills, Garden Plain, Goddard, Shulte, and surrounding areas. Find a dentist near me today!

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