We all love Christmas and New Year, a time when we can let our hair down and enjoy some quality downtime with the family.
In some countries such as Australia, it is a time to enjoy festivities outdoors. There will be lots of tasty food on the menu, plus you’ll be drinking, of course, and why not?
While we all enjoy this time of year, our teeth and gums are pretty much under attack for at least one week, and with that in mind, here are a few tips on oral care to prepare your teeth for their coming ordeal.
Schedule A Dental Examination
We should all do this twice a year; just before the holidays is a perfect time. Combine this with a deep clean and polish. Your oral hygiene routine needs to be reviewed.
Are you brushing and flossing after every meal and before and after bed?
Do you use mouthwash and how often?
The dentist has an opportunity to closely inspect your teeth and gums. Should there be any issues, prompt treatment is always best.
Book A Deep Clean & Polish
Book a deep clean with the local Varsity Lakes dentist or a dental clinic in your city, and your teeth will be fresh and clean, which is ideal as both Christmas and New Year often mean that you would be socializing.
Being in close-up encounters demands that we look our best. There’s still time to book a laser teeth whitening treatment; you can achieve several shades whiter with this effective treatment that uses a special gel combined with precise laser light that activates the whitening process.
You are likely to be visiting family and friends over the holiday. That involves eating an array of great food, which isn’t so good for our oral well-being; trapped food feeds bacteria and that is the start of tooth decay.
Carry a small bottle of antiseptic mouthwash and rinse after every snack or meal and that will also keep your breath fresh.
Watch What You Eat
This is time for all sorts of food and that would include bones and nuts; take care not to bite down on something hard and you should have a trouble-free holiday experience.
Be aware that red wine and coffee stain our teeth and scheduling a deep clean after the New Year is a good idea.
Daily Oral Hygiene Routine
Prevention is far better than cure. With a good oral hygiene regime in place, your teeth and gums should be in good order.
Flossing is an essential aspect as it removes small particles of food that get trapped between our teeth. Don’t forget to floss after every meal and before and after sleep.
If you haven’t seen your dentist for a while, now is the time to schedule an examination and professional cleaning, then you can enjoy the festivities.
Your dentist will be happy to see you and if there are any minor issues, prompt treatment is advised.
This article is published in partnership with Mediabuzzer.