Keeping Your Teeth Healthy for the Holidays

The TeleDentists
December 9, 2021

You don't have to worry about getting cavities if you indulge in seasonal sweets. Using these suggestions, you may enjoy the holidays without worrying about a dental emergency.

While calories are negated during the holiday season (ha ha), sugar remains a constant! Try not to eat too much candy and deserts (never say never!). Candy canes, popcorn balls, and cookies abound over the holiday season, and according to The TeleDentists, this constant supply of sugary treats can do serious damage to your teeth. 

But it doesn't mean you can't enjoy in some holiday sweets as well. Our TeleDentists advise, "Eat one dessert and clean your teeth after! Just keep the sugar off your teeth! That way you'll lower your risk of tooth decay by eating less sweets."

Eat sensibly

Let the Nutcracker shell nuts, not your teeth. As The TeleDentists point out, "one bad choice may inflict a lot of suffering and financial harm." That salty treat isn’t worth breaking your teeth.

Keep to a schedule

Brush your teeth at least twice a day, even if your routine is disrupted by the holidays.

Keep a little tube of toothpaste and a toothbrush in your handbag or briefcase so that you may "freshen up" after meals and maintain excellent oral hygiene practices while on the holiday trip. Don’t forget floss for removal of food particles from between your teeth.

Keep your commitments

It's possible that skipping a dental checkup may put you on the naughty list. The TeleDentists point out, "it's far better to detect issues now than waiting until the new year."

If your six-month checkup comes on a holiday, look at it as a present to yourself and a celebration of excellent dental health. Even better, contact The TeleDentists today if you have any dental concerns or questions.

Crunch Time

In certain cases, you may not be able to visit the dentist because you broke a tooth on grandma's peanut brittle. The majority of dental practices are closed during the holidays. Luckily, The TeleDentists are available 24/7/365 to provide help if you find yourself in a dental emergency situation.

Most Importantly

Make sure to smile lots during this festive season. Happy Holidays from The TeleDentists!