Toluca Lake Dentist Helps You Prioritize Your Oral Health During The Holiday Season

Written by Dr. McKay on Dec 13, 2016

The holiday season, for many people, means more parties and get together—and along with these come all kinds of sugary goodies! This time of year, you’re more likely to indulge in cookies, candies, hot cocoa, cider, and all manner of celebratory goodies.

Our Toluca Lake dentists are here to encourage you to keep your smile in mind as you toast to the holidays. Keep reading to get some tips on how to keep your smile as clean and refreshed as possible!

It probably goes without saying, but just in case, the best thing that you can do is to follow all of your dentist’s recommendations in terms of brushing and flossing your teeth. You can also schedule a professional dental cleaning for right after the holidays in order to give your smile a clean slate for the new year.

While you’re sipping on delicious drinks, make sure that you’re drinking plenty of water as well. You want to make sure that you stay hydrated so that your body is able to produce bacteria-neutralizing saliva. Water also helps to dislodge bacteria and dental debris—you can even make it a habit to rinse your mouth with water after eating and drinking.

It is also important that you indulge in sugary things in specific, thoughtfully planned sittings. In other words, you don’t want to mindlessly chomp on these goodies throughout the day. If you eat sugar continuously throughout the day, you allow oral bacteria to stay active and feeding in your mouth for long stretches of time. Make a point to enjoy sugar-rich foods and drinks in discrete sittings.

As always, our Toluca Lake dentists are here to give you all of the additional information and support that you need to maintain a healthy smile. You can call our dental team to schedule a personal consultation, or use the Contact Us page on our website to submit a question!