The holiday season brings many wonderful things into our lives, family reunions, gift-giving, and delicious food. Along with this, our busy holiday schedules and holiday indulgences can compromise our oral health routine. Check out these tips to keep your smile clean and bright this holiday season! Contact our Gainesville dentists today to schedule an appointment or to learn more about our many cosmetic and general dentistry services.
Visit Our Dentists
To prepare for the many special events, frequent photos, and delicious holiday foods and beverages, kick off your holiday season with a visit to our dentists in Gainesville, FL! Whether it is a routine cleaning, teeth whitening, a cavity filling, or more, our experienced and friendly Gainesville dentists at Comprehensive Dental Care will have your smile looking great and feeling great for all the holiday festivities. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!
Rinse Your Mouth
A quick and simple way to keep your teeth and gums cleaner this holiday season is to rinse your mouth with water or a PH Neutralizing mouthwash after consuming foods and beverages. Rinsing your mouth promptly effectively reduces plaque and prevents staining of your teeth.
More Frequent Brushing
Indulgence goes hand in hand with the holiday season. Eating sweets, drinking alcohol and sweet beverages, and snacking more frequently increase oral health concerns. Letting the sugars and carbohydrates from food and beverages sit on your teeth can cause stains and increase plaque production in your mouth. Brushing your teeth after an afternoon treat or immediately after dinner or dessert can help keep your teeth sparkling and strong this holiday season. Continue to complete a thorough brushing in the morning and before bed, and add additional brushing as needed after holiday indulgences.
New Oral Health Care Products
The holidays are a beautiful time of giving! If you are looking for useful things to add to your wishlist this year or need gifting ideas, consider your oral hygiene routine. An electric toothbrush is an excellent gift for people of all ages. There are also teeth whitening kits, flossing products, and modern toothbrush sanitization holders that can greatly impact on your smile and your family’s smiles!
Resolution To Floss More
With New Year’s Day around the corner, the holidays are a time to brainstorm resolutions for the coming year. Flossing is a healthy habit that is often overlooked and skipped over. It is best for people to floss every day. Flossing prevents plaque and tartar build-up that leads to cavities and gum disease and is the key to a healthy mouth overall. Consider making flossing your resolution daily, and start during the holidays to form this healthy habit!