Nov 5th, 2015

How to Keep Your Teeth Healthy This Holiday Season

Posted by: Paxton Dental Care Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Tips

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The holiday season can be a difficult time for your teeth. You are surrounded by sweets and drinks on what seems like a constant basis and it can wreak havoc on your teeth.

During the holiday season it is common to indulge in cookies, candy, and other sweet treats. These treats leave a lot of sugar on your teeth, which turns into enamel-wearing acid when it is exposed to bacteria. Here are a few easy ways to avoid cavities during this sweet holiday season.

Consume Candy in Moderation

We know it is hard to stop snacking once you start, but try to limit your candy consumption. Try to reach for sugar free candy as well to help protect your teeth. Also it is better for your teeth to eat chocolate than chewy, sticky candies that will get trapped in-between teeth.

Red or White Wine?

Wine is very acidic which can harm your teeth. During the holidays reach for red instead of white. While red wine is known for causing stains, it is less acidic than white wine. White wine is more harmful to your teeth in the long run so try drinking red instead and pair it with foods high in calcium and phosphorus like cheese, poultry, and nuts.

Make sure to keep up your brushing and flossing routine. Even try rinsing your mouth after eating or drinking sugary foods.

http://www.bostonmagazine.com/health/blog/2013/12/24/holiday-teeth-health-tips/