The Tips You Need to Maintain a Healthy Smile this Christmas

Posted .

Your dentist, Dr. Allan Stevenson, and our dental team care about you and your oral health, which is why we encourage you to maintain a pristine smile, especially during the holiday season. To help you keep your teeth and gums in tip-top shape this Christmas, our Trailridge Family Dental dental team encourages you to do the following things:

Get a professional dental cleaning: Professional dental cleanings are extremely important. In fact, they’re vital for a top-notch oral health. So, if you’re due for your six-month checkup, please schedule an appointment now. The treatment involved will remove the plaque and tartar from your smile, which will help prevent gum disease and tooth decay. Usually, a fluoride treatment is also involved in the cleaning. This will help you strengthen your tooth enamel and prevent tooth sensitivity and enamel erosion.

Keep up on oral hygiene: Do your best to participate in an oral hygiene routine each day. Your routine should involve brushing, flossing, and rinsing. Make sure to brush twice a day for two minutes each time and floss and rinse at least once each day. As you do these things, use a soft-bristled toothbrush, fluoride toothpaste, easy-to-use floss, and fluoride or antibacterial mouthwash.

Limit your Christmas treat consumption: As you may already know, sugar is harmful to the smile. This is why we ask you to limit the amount of sugar you consume this holiday season. However, you are more than welcome to have sugar in moderation—just make sure to thoroughly clean your smile afterward.

Doing these things will help you have a pain-free holiday because they will help you avoid dental issues. We want you to have a wonderful Christmas, which is why we encourage you to use these provided tips. If you would like to learn more about how to have a healthy Christmas smile in Parma, Idaho, please call our office today at 208.806.0765. We’re happy to help you!