19th January 2017

Tips to Protect Your Dental Health Over the Festive Period

There are plenty of things to think about around Christmas – from picking out the perfect gifts for everyone to making sure there’s enough space for everyone at the dinner table. Unfortunately, this means that we often forget to think about our oral health around the festive season. If you want to make sure you don’t damage your teeth over Christmas, follow this simple advice for keeping your pearly whites healthy right into the New Year. This is particularly important if you’ve recently had your teeth whitened, you’re wearing braces, or if you’ve recently had any major dental work.

See your Dental Hygienist

Christmas is a good time to make sure your dental hygiene is in tip-top shape, so a trip to the dental hygienist might just be on the cards. If you have any questions about keeping your dental hygiene in good shape over the Christmas period, this can be a good opportunity to ask away. A quick scale and polish will help to prevent any seasonal staining from the mulled wine and will also get your teeth looking extra sparkly for all those social engagements.

Try To Avoid Snacking Between Meals

This one can be quite difficult, particularly when there are temptations in the form or mince pies and cheese boards around every corner, but it’s really important to make sure you only eat at meal times. This doesn’t mean cutting out sweet and savoury treats, it just means you should try to consume them around meal times.

Pick Your Food Battles

That family-sized box of Quality Streets might be calling out to you from the coffee table, but it’s really best if you try to ditch the toffees and anything else that might get stuck in your teeth. If you must indulge, stick to a small amount of dark chocolate and then chew some gum when you’re done so you don’t leave traces of sugar in your mouth. Mulled wine can also stain recently whitened teeth, reversing all of your hard work. White wine and prosecco are also very acidic and can damage your dental enamel, so try to alternate alcoholic drinks with water.

Put a New Toothbrush on your Wishlist

It’s not the most glamorous Christmas wish list item, but a new electric toothbrush really will change the way brush your teeth for the better. It’s actually quite difficult to go back to a manual toothbrush once you’ve made the switch, and your dentist will be able to spot the difference! If you have braces or dental implants, using an electric toothbrush can help to keep everything hygienically clean. And if you’ve suffered from gum disease in the past, an electric toothbrush will provide a gentler clean.

Don’t forget we’re also running a special Invisalign Open Day in January. If you’ve always dreamed of a straighter, whiter smile, now you can get it with £1000 off all Invisalign treatments. This offer is only available for consultations booked on one day only, so we recommend booking your place soon!

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