Chocolate is actually better for your teeth than stickier options! Try to make it your first choice for holiday candy
With Halloween over, this week might feel like a reprieve from celebration – but it’s actually just the start! We’re officially entering the holiday season, and November and December will be a whirlwind of events, family time, and special treats. During this period, it’s easy to find your oral health getting lost in the shuffle. But your teeth need your attention now more than ever.
The holiday months tend to mean dental problems. Between the extra sugar you’ll be consuming, the less-stringent brushing and flossing, and the unexpected settings, patients are more often than not faced with dental emergencies. Trying to avoid a frantic, late-night trip to the dentist’s? It’s not impossible to keep yourself in fighting shape. Read on for our health-boosting tips, and get in touch if you have any questions about your own family’s dental care.
Enjoying Sweets – but Eating Smart
You don’t have to avoid candy, desserts, and other special occasion treats entirely. But you can find ways to enjoy them while still being cognizant of your teeth. A few of these include:
How to Avoid Dental Emergencies
Regular dental exams are one of the easiest ways to avoid unplanned trips to the office!
So many of us have experienced that sinking feeling when you bite into a hard candy, then put your tongue over your tooth and find that something’s missing. This year, dental emergencies don’t have to put a damper on your celebrating. Just be sure to: