Your friends at Bell & Bell Dentistry hope you’re enjoying this festive season!
We also want to make sure you’re keeping your teeth and gums healthy, despite all the dental health threats you face this time of year.
Oral Health Tips To Keep Smiling Through The Holidays!
Here are a few oral health tips from your Frankfort dentist to keep in mind as you celebrate the holidays that will keep your smile merry and bright:
*Enjoy Sweets Sparingly*
Obviously, the holidays are a time to enjoy special treats that we don’t eat or drink very often.
Eggnog, cookies, homemade fudge and candies, and pecan pie are all delicious, but of course, loaded with sugar.
To keep your risk for tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease low, eat sweets sparingly. Keep up with your oral hygiene routine, and rinse your mouth out with water after you indulge your sweet tooth this season!
*Don’t Let Stress Hurt Your Smile*
All of us experience heightened stress during the holidays, but only some of us let that stress affect our teeth.
You may not realize it, but if you feel tense, you might be clenching your jaw or grinding your teeth unwittingly.
If you have a tendency to do this, you could be causing chips and other types of dental damage that threaten your oral health and your smile.
You should visit us for help with TMJ and teeth grinding problems, and we can create a custom oral appliance that will keep you from taking all the holiday stress out on your smile!
*Use Tools Instead Of Your Teeth*
You’ll have plenty of presents to open, and if you have small children, you’ll be expected to open all those packages that are holding their toys hostage.
With paper, zip ties, and other plastic pieces keeping items securely fastened to their boxes and packages, you might be tempted to use your teeth to open certain gifts out of convenience.
Instead, use your teeth for eating, and use scissors and other tools to open presents!
Call To Schedule An Appointment!
Once the holidays are over, get a jump start on next year’s dental appointments, and schedule a cleaning and exam.
We’ll make sure you begin 2020 with a bright, healthy smile!