The holidays are full of indulgences. While it’s fun to eat sweets while visiting with family and friends, these festive treats can be harmful to your teeth. Don’t worry though! With a little planning and proper oral care, you can still enjoy sugary treats without long-term damage. Read on to learn how.

Don’t Forget the Water

Staying hydrated is important for your general health, but it is also important for your oral health. Water will help to wash away food particles that can cause plaque. Drink plenty of water in between meals and consider swishing water around in your mouth after eating sugary snacks. Trading acidic beverages for a glass of water will also help to protect your teeth.

Enjoy in Moderation

Of course, no one is perfect. Don’t feel like you have to deprive yourself of treats over the holidays. Just be sure to balance the fun stuff out with some healthy foods and take care of your teeth after indulging.

Maintain Your Brushing and Flossing

Brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once a day will clear away food particles and prevent the buildup of plaque. This is important for any time of the year, but you should take special consideration during the times when you will be consuming more sugar.

Schedule a Professional Dental Cleaning

Ready for your dental cleaning? At Pearl Shine Dental, we will clean your teeth and examine your mouth for cavities during one convenient appointment. To schedule your cleaning today, call us at 281-477-7200 or book online by clicking the link above.