The holidays are full of temptations and sugary treats. They are also one of the busiest times of year and can through you off your usual health routines. So, this feels like the perfect time to remind you how to keep you and your family’s teeth healthy during the holiday season.
Keep Sugarless Gum On Hand: Chewing gum can help clean your teeth when you find yourself without a toothbrush or time for regular brushing.
Brush and Floss Daily: This is even more important if you are indulging in holiday treats. Sugar and food debris on your teeth feed bacteria in your mouth that start cavities and gum disease.
Prevent Dental Emergencies: If you have a tooth that breaks, is sensitive, or any other dental concern, don’t wait to see the dentist. Painful dental emergencies seem to happen more often over the holidays when the dental office is closed. Contact us early so we can help keep this from happening to you.
Limit Holiday Stress: Too much stress can cause teeth clenching and grinding. This can lead to toothaches, sensitive teeth, headaches, sore jaws, and tooth fractures. We know you don’t want any of those during these special days with your family and friends.
We hope that your holidays are extra special this year and that you and your family stay healthy and happy throughout the season.
KN Dentistry Orange, CA (714) 633-2562