The long-anticipated holidays are fast approaching, and with it comes special memories of rare treats of delicacies that are already sending a signal to the taste buds that it’s time to get ready. Meanwhile, a lot of the foodstuffs and drinks consumed around this time are not so friendly to your dental health but will still be used anyway. The question is, how do you strike the balance between relishing the moment feasting and maintaining white teeth color with healthy gums without the danger of cavities forming?
We have formulated some tips on your dental care that will ensure that you fully enjoy the season without compromising your dental health – it’s a practical way to sample the good things in real life but in a healthy way.
Strictly Adhere to Your Daily Routine of Oral Healthcare
As you eat, solid food gets stuck between your teeth, which provides a suitable breeding ground for harmful bacteria as they break down the food residue. Lots of colored drinks cherished around this time like wine or soft drinks tend to leave stain marks on your teeth while sweets are notorious for causing cavities. Regular brushing of teeth & tongue (at least twice a day) and regular flossing (daily) during this festive period will help put these looming dental health challenges at bay through:
- Removing food residue to keep the teeth clean.
- Scrubbing off odor-causing bacteria from underneath the tongue by brushing front and back. Your taste buds also work better when the food coating is removed.
- Removing stain off the teeth before they attain permanency.
- Dental floss removes food debris and plaque bacteria from between the teeth and places unreachable by your toothbrush.
- Gargling and rinsing your mouth with clean water will leave your mouth clean and fresh; make this an adorable habit.
Leave some Gap between Your Snacks
This is important since it will allow saliva sufficient time to protect your teeth from being attacked by acid from food – saliva restores normalcy by neutralizing the acid.
Balance your Diet with Healthy Foods
A bite of some crunchy fruits together with consumption of whole grains and healthy veggies in the midst of the festivities will help counter the negative effects of the harmful intakes. Carrots lead the pack here.
Drink Plenty of Water Every Day
Drinking plenty of water is also of great refreshment to the soul and comes with other benefits like keeping you hydrated and getting rid of toxic substances and freshly formed bacteria from the body. Water will keep you at your best all the time as you move around, looking healthy and active. It also improves the freshness of your breath and keeps your weight in check on the eve of the New Year by taming your craving for more food.
Consider Chewing Cinnamon Gum
Cinnamon aldehyde ingredient can locate and destroy bacteria that are responsible for cavity formation. This greatly slows down the growth of such unwanted colonies before your next brushing and mouthwash.
Act with Discretion/Be Wise
You may consider going for clear or colorless drinks when given an option, carrying teeth cleaning kit when going partying, as well as booking for an after festivities checkup with Creative Dental.