The holidays are a great time to get together with family and friends and take lots of photos! But if you’re not careful, all those photos could end up being a little bit embarrassing – especially if you’re not careful about your dental hygiene.
Unfortunately, poor dental hygiene is all too common and can lead to some serious problems down the line. That’s why we’ve put together this list of 4 dental hygiene tips to help you have a healthy holiday smile!
Brushing, Flossing, and Rinsing
Of course, the basics of dental hygiene are still essential, even during the holidays. Be sure to brush your teeth at least twice a day, floss daily, and rinse with mouthwash.
Plenty of resources are available if you’re unsure how to brush your teeth properly, including videos and articles from dental professionals. And if you’re traveling, pack your toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, and mouthwash to continue your normal routine!
Gargle With Mouthwash
Mouthwash can be a great way to keep your mouth healthy, especially during the holidays when you may be more likely to get sick. Gargling with mouthwash can help kill bacteria and viruses in your mouth, and it can also help to freshen your breath.
Watch What You Eat and Drink
What you eat and drink can significantly impact your dental health. sugary and acidic foods can cause tooth decay, so limit your intake of sugary drinks and sweets. And if you do eat or drink something acidic, be sure to brush your teeth afterward to help protect your enamel.
See Your Dentist Regularly
Don’t forget to see your dentist regularly, even during the holidays. Many people put off going to the dentist because they’re busy, but it’s crucial to keep up with your dental appointments to ensure that your teeth are healthy.
If you have any concerns about your dental health, schedule an appointment with your dentist to get the care you need.
Nevada Dental Esthetics – Maintain Your Smile
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Jorge Paez today by calling 702-737-3553. Nevada patients from Summerlin, Spring Valley, and nearby areas are welcome to our practice.