For many of us, the time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day is filled with festive foods, beverages and celebrations. Dental hygiene and teeth cleaning is important year-round, but during the holidays, you may be enjoying rich, sugary foods and beverages that aren’t part of your normal diet. If you’re worried about how these festive libations and snacks will affect your oral health, consider some of the following tips from our dentists in Northern Virginia:
- Rinse your mouth out with water after eating, or after drinking wine or soda. Rinsing prevents both teeth stains and cavities.
- Don’t chew on hard candies that can crack a tooth or damage a dental filling.
- Avoid chewy, sticky candy that gets stuck on and in between your teeth, allowing it to remain there for long periods of time.
These things can help you to avoid cracked teeth and an increased risk of cavities, which are the primary concerns for treats enjoyed over the holidays.
If you want to maintain healthy teeth and gums and are searching for an experienced dentist near Alexandria, Arlington and Fairfax to provide comprehensive dental care, then please contact Galleria Dental Aesthetics to learn more about us and to schedule a consultation.