As the year winds down and celebrations begin, your oral health can be put at risk for many reasons: an abundance of decadent foods and beverages, added stress from work, family, and time limitations, and weakened resistance to our will to resist unhealthy temptations.
For your oral health and pleasure, Prevent Dental Suite presents you with helpful, holiday tips for keeping your teeth safe. Sometimes, with just a wee bit of suggestive advice and self-awareness, we can influence our own behaviour enough to make a small difference in our future, in this case, our dental future.
To begin with, don’t let the holidays push up your intake of sugars and alcohol, or at least, not as far up as it could. The bacteria that attack teeth and cause gum disease feast on sugars and alcohol. Remember that when those holiday treats come knocking at your door.
Also, keep up the good oral homecare. Brushing twice and flossing once everyday without fail is a must-do. Put together a toothbrush kit for brushing on the run. Rinsing after snacks and drinks can help delay damage to teeth. Deal with stress in healthy, non-self-destructive ways, like making time to go to the gym and getting enough sleep.
Finally, consider sharing good dental homecare habits with the loves ones in your life. Children need to be taught good oral homecare habits. The elderly might need help with dental care and be afraid to ask for it, especially the infirmed. After the indulgent holiday season, schedule a dental check-up for the family for early January to ward off major problems while they are still just minor problems.
Make an appointment for the family in early January here at Prevent Dental Suite, to start the New Year with a healthy dental tone.
We are a family friendly dentist serving patients of all ages in Kallangur, Warner, Murrumba Downs, North Lakes, Petrie, Strathpine, Griffin and surrounding areas in Brisbane northside. Parking is easy, free, and located at the rear of the building.
Any questions? Call us today at (07) 3886 2428 or book your appointment online.