The holiday season is upon us once again, which means tons of delicious foods will be at your fingertips at any given moment. Although we here at SoCal Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery want you to enjoy as much of the holidays as possible, we also want you to have a healthy mouth to enjoy holiday treats for many years to come. Dr. Craig Thiede’s elite team of dental professionals in Tustin, California has outlined some tips that will help you steer clear from developing any type of harmful dental problem this and following holiday seasons to come.
1. Healthy foods that Help your teeth:
We all know that during the holiday season there are more times to “snack” than normally in the year. With that being said, you should try to balance out those sugary snack times by enjoying some good old fashion vegetables and other teeth stimulating foods like:
- · Cheese
- · Yogurt
- · Leafy Greens
- · Apples
- · Carrots
- · Almonds
These foods area great for your teeth since they are typically chocked full of vitamins and minerals that help your teeth stay clean, strong, and healthy.
2. Pack an “on-the-go” dental care cleaning kit
If you’re like most holiday goers then it’s likely that you may encounter some heavy, full course meals. Sharing a huge feast with family and other loved ones is great but these types of meals can pose huge threats to your oral wellbeing if not handled intelligently. Food debris can get caught between your teeth and start to develop into periodontal problems later on. To combat this potential oral complication, you should bring a travel-size dental care kit so you can thoroughly clean your teeth after a large holiday meal where ever you might be. Your kit can include:
- · Travel size toothbrush
- · Travel size toothpaste
- · Floss
- · Travel size mouthwash
- · Sugar-free gum
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If you follow these few, great tips your teeth and oral well-being will be the gift that keeps on giving. Be sure to share these tips or “gifts” with your friends and family this year so they can stay healthy as well. For more information on holiday dental tips, contact of offices in Tustin, California to schedule an appointment to speak with Dr. Craig Thiede.