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How to avoid Christmas Cavities

Here at Norge Dental Center we would like to wish all of our patients a happy and healthy holiday season. Whether you are traveling or staying close to home, we have a few helpful tips to keep your smiles bright for all those holiday photos.

First, remember that a healthy smile is a beautiful smile. Maintaining our daily dental routines to help guide us through the season is very important. Brushing at least twice a day for two minutes, and flossing will help minimize the buildup of plaque and calculus throughout the mouth. Avoiding excessive sweets, although not particularly practical this time of year, is key to preventing a holiday treat from becoming a New Year’s problem. Not only can sweets contribute to new cavities, but harder candies can also cause teeth to chip or break. Now as we raise our glasses to celebrate the holidays before us, and the year ahead of us, remember that even wine contains sugars that can break down the enamel and overall health of our teeth. By pairing wine with cheese we can balance some of the acidity of the alcohol while also stimulating salivation which will help with staining.

If you or a family member are due for your routine cleaning and exam remember the New Year is just around the corner and it is a perfect time to get on schedule with your oral health. We would love to help get you an appointment at the beginning of the year. Just give us a call or send us an email. We hope you enjoy all the beautiful moments that this time of year brings and look forward to seeing what makes you smile. Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones! Warm Wishes, Your friends and family here at Norge Dental Center  
  • written by Christina Thomas, R.D.H.
 
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