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Moderate Your Consumption of Holiday Treats

With the holidays upon us, it’s time for the annual deluge of sugary sweets. Cookies and candy are fine in moderation, but it’s easy to go overboard this time of year. Do the best you can to exercise willpower, and trust the Virginia cosmetic dentists at Galleria Dental Aesthetics to take care of your teeth in 2015.

While sugary treats are the most obvious guilty pleasure associated with the holidays, some less obvious culprits can also interfere with your good dental health. For example, wine contains high levels of acidity, which can degrade and stain your tooth enamel. Candy canes and other hard candies can cause structural damage like cracks and chips, especially to teeth that are already vulnerable. And toffee can leave behind sticky sugars that stick around long enough for bacteria to cause real damage.

Your best defense this holiday season is to practice moderation. Enjoy a sweet treat here and a mulled wine there, but stick to the oral hygiene regimen you practice all year long. Don’t forget to brush and floss regularly, and balance your sugary delicacies with doses of healthy foods.

The holidays are a joyous time of year, and a little indulgence is unlikely to cause any harm. But know that when 2015 rolls around, Galleria Dental Aesthetics will be ready to take good care of your oral health. To schedule an appointment with one of our Virginia cosmetic dentists, please contact Galleria Dental Aesthetics today at 703-957-7069.

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