Christmas is over, and it’s time to take a quick breath of relief. But don’t rest too long: the New Year’s festivities are fast approaching. If you’re like the staff at Cherry Creek Dentistry, you’ve been busy keeping up with the holiday season. You probably haven’t had much time for oral hygiene. Your Denver dentist is here to offer you a few tips that you can employ at moment during your celebrating, even mid-party, to give your oral healthcare a boost and keep your teeth healthy long into the coming year. You won’t need to take time out of your busy schedule to make use of your Denver dentist’s holiday tips.
How can I keep my teeth healthy this New Year’s Eve?
- Keep an eye on what you eat. Certain snacks and party foods are a much better idea than others, the worst offenders being anything super sticky or hard to bite into (yes, we’re talking about those popcorn balls! Beware!) Try to choose raw veggie sticks, cheeses, and nuts over candy canes – both your teeth and your body will be happy for the healthy choices.
- Drink wisely. When partygoers overdo things, teeth suffer – whether those teeth are just missing a brushing or getting cracked with glasses or beer bottles. When drinking, choose white wine instead of red (white wines stain teeth less readily), and drink a glass of water in between alcoholic drinks. That glass of water will both wash bacteria from your teeth and keep you from getting in over your head.
- Teeth are never tools! Your Denver dentist cringes to think of a patient opening a beer bottle or a package with their teeth, but many do. The holidays are a prime time for dental emergencies: don’t add your name to the list of folks trying to secure a dental appointment on January first! Use a bottle opener, scissors, or whatever the appropriate tool may be.
- Take your dental care on the go. Bring a travel-sized toothbrush and toothpaste to parties for a quick way to freshen your breath and brighten your teeth, all while protecting against tooth decay. It’s better for both your health and your social activities
Your Denver dentist at Cherry Creek Dentistry hopes these quick tips will give you a few ways to keep your teeth clean without resorting to drastic measures. Post-holidays, check in with your Cherry Creek dentist to ensure that your teeth have survived the 2012 holiday season without damage!