23rd December 2015

4 Ways to Look After Your Teeth This Christmas

1. Beware of Christmas pudding and mince pies

Christmas wouldn’t be complete without traditions such as mince pies and Christmas pudding. However, these Christmas classics are anything but treats to our teeth. High in sugar due to all the dried fruit, these festive offerings stick to teeth and cause a whole lot of trouble. Spare a moment of thought for your teeth when devouring these goodies this Christmas.

2. Stay hydrated…and no, we don’t mean wine.

The importance of staying hydrated is known to us all, but few of us are aware that drinking plenty of water can also help keep trips to the dentist to a minimum. Fluoride found in tap water helps to protect your teeth, and a glass of water after a sugary snack washes away the sugar that gets stuck to the teeth.

3. Stick to the status quo

Your teeth aren’t going to be very happy with you this Christmas. All that indulging won’t do any good for your teeth so it’s important to stick to your daily oral hygiene routine. It’s essential to keep brushing, flossing and using mouthwash to tackle all the sweets, chocolates and alcohol we’ll challenge our pearly whites with Christmas. A day in your pyjamas may very well be in the pipeline but don’t compromise your regime as a result. Equally, after a few drink in the evening, don’t crash out before brushing your teeth.

4. Everything is fine, in moderation

Moderation is key. We’re not telling you to stay teetotal this Christmas, nor are we slapping your hands as you reach for that tin of chocolates. You don’t need to cut out of any goodies this Christmas, just take a second to consider how much you are over indulging…

And with this, we, at Dental Solutions Lymm wish you a Merry Xmas!!

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