Top 7 Dental Tips for the Holidays

Author: Dr. Rima Solanki, DMD

It can be difficult to maintain your regular routines over the holidays. Parties, traveling out of town to visit family and a less structured schedule can make it challenging to care for your teeth the way you normally would. When you add holiday dinners, drinks and sweets to the mix, your teeth may suffer more than usual. By following these 7 simple dental tips, you can still enjoy the holidays without compromising your white, bright smile or the health of your teeth and gums.

1. Never use your teeth to open presents, use proper tools for packages and bottles
2. Choose light colored or clear beverages to avoid teeth staining
3. Pack a to-go teeth cleaning kit for parties
4. Stick to you daily oral health routine
5. Avoid sticky, hard, chewy, gunny or sugary food
6. Chew sugar free gums with xylitol
7. Schedule your post holiday dental appointments at Spring Lake Dental Group