Five Ways to Reduce Dental Problems during Christmas Holidays

Dental care and oral hygiene are the two most important aspects of the well-being. We, at Seaholme Dental, Altona, is your family dentist and am committed to providing you with the expert and highest quality dental care. With our rich experience in the field and with the use of the latest techniques and equipment, we ensure to provide the gentle and comfortable services for all your dental health needs.

This festive season is here again. A time for merry making and merriment but remember, dental hygiene is as important as ever.

Here are a few ways you reduce dental problems during the holidays:

Watch your sugary and starchy food consumption.

The fact that sugar is bad for the teeth is a well-known one. But did you also know that carbohydrates break down into sugars? At this festive time, where the sweetest and most mouth gaping meals will be shared. It’s still important to watch what you eat.

Cut down on alcohol.

Always remember to drink responsibly and also, remember that acid wears off the enamel in your teeth

Alcohol also has a way of dehydrating your body and reducing the amount of saliva you’ll produce. Saliva plays a huge role in neutralizing the acid, and they are important. Drinks like wines are highly acidic and filled with sugar. You might want to cut that down a bit.

Keep hydrated.

Drink more water. You can never go wrong with the water which flushes toxins, neutralises acid, washes bacteria and keeps you healthier. Water is the best drink during the festive season.

Don’t chew ice blocks.

Refrain from chewing ice block. They contain very high compressive strength that can cause fractures in your teeth. It’s painful, and you know the thing about teeth …. it never grows back once you pass 23.

Keep your oral hygiene habit.

Although you might switch up your work routine during this time, please remember to keep your dental hygiene routine. Floss, brush twice  to keep your teeth sparkling and fresh.

Visit your dentist.

It doesn’t have to be a tooth infection or a cavity before you see your dentist. Routine checks are always needed.

Stay healthy this festive period!

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