Who doesn’t love the holidays? The team at Thompson & Frey in Owensboro look forward to them every year. They’re a time to take a break from your regular routine and spend time with friends and family. If you’re not careful, though, holiday celebrations can take a toll on your dental health.
The holidays invariably involve delicious food, drinks, and sweets that can put you at risk for tooth decay and other problems.
As you navigate the holiday dessert tables, select something special that you don’t usually see during the rest of the year. This will help you to stay satisfied without overdoing the sugary stuff. Also, it’s useful to have a glass of water with your dessert so you can take a drink after you finish and rinse some of the sugars from your teeth to protect your enamel.
Steer clear of hard candy that stays in your mouth for a long time, and be careful of extra-sticky candy that binds to your teeth. (Especially if you have a dental bridge, veneers, or braces!)
Don’t miss your dental health routine when your schedule is busier than normal. Regardless of the season, it’s critical to brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss at least once per day (ideally, at night before going to bed).
The team at Thompson & Frey Cosmetic & Family Dentistry in Owensboro wishes all our patients Happy Holidays! With the New Year upon us, don’t overlook your dental health. Our services include family and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next appointment with us today.