Holiday parties and events come along with sugary treats and drinks. During the holiday hustle and bustle oral hygiene can be put aside. The holidays, however, are among the most important times to practice good oral hygiene. Alex Bratic Dental Care in Beenleigh wants to help keep your teeth safe from the damage that sugary treats and drinks can cause.
Sugar and Teeth
Plaque is always forming on your teeth and gums, and plaque contains destructive bacteria that feed on the sugar in foods you eat or drink. As a byproduct of this, and in as little as 20 seconds, acids are created that last for about a half an hour. Those acids can eat away your tooth enamel and greatly increase the risk of cavities.
The skilled professionals at Alex Bratic Dental Care you can help protect your long-term oral and overall health, even through the holidays.
Your Holiday Dental Health Strategies
Be honest with yourself: We are all human and sometimes our strategies fail. On occasion we fall short of our goals. Accept it. If you aren’t perfect? Don’t beat yourself up. Keep trying! Dental health is a process!
Don’t neglect flossing and brushing: Brush twice a day and floss before bed. Do your dental health regimen once in the morning and once in the evening. Make this a regular routine and stick to it. Brush for at least 120 seconds. You can use music to time your brushing, or an electronic toothbrush with a built-in timer.
Reduce caffeine and alcohol intake: Alcohol and caffeine can lead to sugar cravings, and also have other negative side effects. During the holidays control your intake of these drinks, because that helps control your craving for sweets.
Make less sticky choices: Sugar-related problems occur when a sugary coating remains on your teeth. If you eat goodies that don’t leave sticky residue it reduces the risk of tooth damage. So, when you can, choose less sticky food.
Have alternatives to unhealthy snacks and drinks prepared: Unless you lock yourself in your home you will encounter holiday snacks and drinks. Avoid the problem of eating and drinking rich, sugary items by preparing alternative snacks and drinks and bringing them with you to events.
Schedule a post-holiday visit with a dentist: Contact Alex Bratic Dental Care for an appointment for in January. What might be a small problem in January could turn into a painful, big problem by March. It’s much better to get things checked and cleaned right after the last of the seasonal greetings to ensure that your New Year begins with good dental health.
Exceptional Dental Care for Damage-free Teeth at Alex Bratic Dental Care
At Alex Bratic Dental Care, we take extra steps to help improve your dental care and oral health for the holiday seasons, the year, and your lifetime. We are your partners in dental and overall health!
Alex Bratic Dental Care is conveniently located in City Road at Beenleigh. We are close to transport and our onsite parking is free and very easy to access.
Contact us on (07) 3287 2627 or simply book your appointment online today!