Maintaining Healthy Teeth During The Holiday Season

The holiday season is here, and you may have several plans in your calendar to spend time with friends and family. Many of us will enjoy gatherings before and after Christmas, and it is safe to assume that treats will be plentiful. Unfortunately, these goodies can be hard to resist, even though we know they can be bad for our teeth. How can you make sure you control your risk for tooth decay through the holidays? Moderation can be key, and an effective oral care regimen can be particularly important during the holidays. At your next routine dental checkup, your St. Louis, MO dentist can provide a careful review to see if your smile is still in good health, or if it could benefit from restorative help.

Holiday Treats Can Be Great For Your Spirits, But Trouble For Your Smile

You may be looking forward to a particular cookie you always eat during a family gathering. You could be excited for all the extra goodies that show up in your office break room around the holidays. Tempting treats will likely be within your grasp through December, and at least part of January. Be conservative about what you take, and drink water to stay hydrated and rinse away food debris. By practicing moderation and staying on top of your oral care needs, you can escape the season with a healthy smile.

Your Daily Behaviors Can Impact Your Oral Health More Than You Might Realize

The habits that help you keep your teeth safe during the Christmas season can benefit you all year long. The holidays are probably not the only time you face sugary temptation, and you need to be consistent with cleaning your teeth on a daily basis. With proper care on your end, and semiannual checkups with Dr. Johnson, you can preserve your oral health.

Magnolia Family Dental Can Help You Keep Your Teeth In Good Health

At Magnolia Family Dental, patients of all ages have access to dedicated smile care. While you need to do your part and take care of your teeth each day, you can look forward to the benefits of your routine dental exams with Dr. Johnson. You can schedule your appointment by calling Magnolia Family Dental in Kirkwood/St. Louis, MO, today at 314-822-4521.