The holidays can get busy, but it is possible to maintain a healthy smile with these easy tips.
Eat Plenty of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
Tasty fresh fruits and veggies are everywhere and are packed with antioxidants, vitamins and other essential nutrients. Additionally, chewing crisp fruits and vegetables can help to scrub away some plaque from teeth.
This year, make sure you stick to your New Year’s resolution to quit, and your teeth will love you. Smokers are more likely to develop gum disease and cavities, and the risk of oral cancer is higher.
Don’t Drink Too Much Alcohol
Alcohol can negatively impact oral health, drying your mouth and increasing the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Also, when you drink too much, you are less likely to brush your teeth regularly.
Brush Twice Daily and Floss Once Daily
A regular brushing and flossing routine is so simple and quick and helps protect your teeth against dental disease. You only need to spend a few minutes each day caring for your teeth and having a healthy mouth protects your overall health too. If you’re not sure you are brushing and flossing correctly, we’d love to help you. We can show you lots of easy techniques to brush and floss thoroughly.