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As you eat your favorite Christmas treats and foods, it’s very important that you take proper care of your smile. If you don’t, your smile will suffer serious consequences, and you don’t want that this holiday season! So, to help you prevent dental issues and care for your smile, we recommend doing the following things this Christmas:

No. 1: Eat balanced foods
With all of the sugary sweets available this holiday, it’s important that you balance them out with more traditional, healthy foods, like veggies, delicious dip, and meats. These healthier foods will help reverse the effects the sugary treats have on your smile and they will help you prevent tooth decay.

No. 2: Set a time limit
It’s best to just dedicate a specific time of the day to eating, rather than grazing and snacking all day. If you eat all day, your smile won’t have the chance to build up a defense against sugar, bacteria, and plaque. So, do your best to only eat during a certain time of the day.

No. 3: Drink a lot of water
If you drink a lot of water, you will remain hydrated and your smile will be washed constantly. So, do your best to drink as much water as possible.

No. 4: Stay busy
To help you refrain from eating all day, try staying busy. Visit with family members, play games with friends, and do a puzzle. Christmas is a great time to make wonderful memories with the people you love!

No. 5: Clean your smile
Brush and floss your teeth 30 minutes after you have eaten. This will give your smile the best chance at survival. Now, we know your party destination might not be your home, so it’s important you take a small toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss with you wherever you go. If you cannot brush and floss, try rinsing your mouth with water as often as possible.

If you do these five things at your Christmas parties, your smile will remain in tip-top shape and you will have nothing to worry about! If you would like more details, or if you have any questions, please call us today. We are here to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to hearing from you!