5 Tips To Keep Teeth Healthy Over The Holidays From Port Macquarie Dental Centre
Christmas is a time of over-indulging, spending time with your nearest and dearest and enjoying the festivities.
It’s not a surprise that your oral health may not be on your priority list during the festive season.
However, your Port Macquarie dentist has a few easy tips to make sure they stay in the best possible condition.
Eat sweet treats in just one sitting
It’s better to eat your chocolates in just one sitting or as part of a meal, rather than to chew on them all day.
Eating sweets over time is worse for your teeth than eating them all at once.
Scissors are your tool of choice
It’s almost Christmas day, and you’re left wrapping up to the last minute. In panic, you keep the roll of paper in one hand while ripping off strips of tape with your teeth.
STOP! This can damage teeth. Instead, use scissors to cut off strips of tape.
Watch out for toffee and candy canes
Christmas chocolate boxes often come with popular toffees and candy canes.
Toffees can stick to restorations, such as dental fillings, crowns, bridges, or veneers, while candy canes are known to break our teeth. Eat chocolates that melt and leave the mouth quickly to limit any damage.
Reverse the effects of acidic drinks with water
Christmas would not be perfect without a sparkling drink. The acids, sugar and alcohol levels in sparkling drinks can damage your teeth if regularly consumed.
Enjoy your drinks moderately, and make sure you limit the erosive effects on the teeth enamel by drinking lots of water in between glasses.
Always remember to brush your teeth
Be sure to brush your teeth at least twice a day for 2 minutes each time.
If you don’t brush your teeth regularly, you could put your teeth and gums at risk of developing dental problems.
Port Macquarie Dental Centre Cares!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from our team at Port Macquarie Dental Centre!
Port Macquarie Dental Centre is small inviting practice conveniently located at 38 Buller Street, Port Macquarie.
We are close to the town centre, but far enough away to avoid hustle, bustle, or overcrowding.
We also offer onsite car parking for your convenience. Also, for your convenience, we offer weekday hours until 6 pm.
Our focus is on prevention of dental issues and creating a healthy mouth that supports dental and general health.
We are located at 38 Buller St in Port Macquarie.