Your Guide To Dental Health This Holiday Season

Your Guide To Dental Health This Holiday Season
Posted on 11/14/2020

With this holiday season already underway, you may be wondering what are the best ways to take care of your teeth in this time of sweets and seasonal feasts. Here at Children’s Dentistry of Stuart we are committed to providing the people of Jenson Beach FL with top quality pediatric dentistry, so we have put together a list of things you can do to keep your teeth healthy this holiday season.

What You Can Do

Whether you are trying to keep your own teeth clean or if you are looking to prevent your young ones from getting cavities, there are plenty of ways to maintain your oral hygiene this holiday season.

  • Limit Sugar Intake:
    While it might be hard to avoid every holiday treat this season, there are ways of limiting you and your child’s sugar intake. Whether you reduce the sugar in some of your holiday recipes or stuff stockings with little trinkets instead of candy, you can look for small ways to cut down on sugar this winter.
  • Time Is Of The Essence:
    Sugar affects dental health by hiding in between teeth and allowing bacteria to grow in and around the gums. The longer it takes to eat the sugary candy, the more likely it is that sugar will get stuck in your teeth. Watch out for candy canes, chewy caramels, and other treats that take a long time to eat!
  • Brush After Eating:
    The easiest and best way to avoid the buildup of plaque and tartar is to brush immediately after your meal. By brushing right after you eat, you can remove food and sugar while it is still fresh and easy to get rid of. Remember to bring your toothbrush and floss when you are headed over to someone else’s house to eat, and if you forgot those you can always rinse your mouth out with water!
  • Make Dessert A Part Of Dinner
    Eating dessert long after dinner gives you another reason not to brush right after eating. Serve dessert with your dinner and all the other food and drinks will help keep sugar off your teeth!

Schedule A Visit With Your Kids Dentist In Johnson Beach, FL

Here at Children’s Dentistry of Stuart we want you and your kids to be able to enjoy this holiday season without any trouble. Follow these simple steps to maintaining your dental health and your mouth will thank you for it! Contact us today to schedule an appointment with your local pediatric dentistry.

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