As you probably know, the holiday season typically spans from Halloween to New Years. Typically, this season is a time of fun and family. Similarly, during this season, you’ll probably find yourself surrounded by more sweets than you normally might. As you can probably guess, this means you might be more vulnerable to cavities.
Naturally, one thing you might want to consider doing is simply practicing moderation. Odds are, you’ll be eating things that aren’t on your typical diet—and there isn’t anything wrong with that. However, you should try to avoid eating too much sugar. You should also try to also eat healthy foods, since doing so will help balance the good and bad bacteria in your mouth.
Of course, you should also remember to keep a toothbrush with you. As you know, brushing for two minutes at a time twice a day and flossing every day can help you prevent tooth decay. However, if you eat something highly acidic, please wait for at least thirty minutes before brushing. Water can also help you avoid cavities—whether you drink it or rinse with it. You see, water can negate the acids in your mouth and carry bad bacteria or food particles from your mouth.
Do you want to know more about the foods you should eat or should avoid during the holidays? Are you interested in learning more about what you might consider doing to protect your teeth? If so, we invite you to give St. George Kids Dental a call at 435-673-3490. Dr. Trent Pryor and our team will be happy to answer any questions you might have.