How to Care for Your Teeth After the Holidays
How to care for your teeth might be one of the last things you think about during the holidays. But afterwards, it hits you. You’ve binged on sweets and downed a bit more of your favourite wine than you should have over the past few weeks. Now it’s time to pay the piper.
The holidays often put your best intentions on the backburner. Not only do you gain a couple of kilos, but if you’re like most people, your teeth feel a bit grungy as well.
No worries. We’re here to help you keep all those New Year’s resolutions to get healthy during the coming months.
Book an Appointment for a Teeth Cleaning
It might be a good time for a teeth cleaning to get your New Year off to a good start. Not only will your hygienist clean all the gunk – called calculus – off your teeth, but they will help you plan to keep your teeth and gums healthy all year long.
Set a Routine and Stick to It
Make sure that you brush your teeth at least twice a day for about two minutes. Use dental floss to clean between your teeth to prevent gum disease. It’s an essential component of an oral health regimen.
Step up your game and brush immediately after each meal. If you’re back to work in the office, carry a travel-sized toothbrush and toothpaste along with you – and use them.
Make a Resolution to Eat Healthier
Not only should you brush and floss after you eat, but you also need to eat teeth-healthy foods and beverages. Avoid sweet, overly acidic, or hard foods. Instead of reaching for another glass of pinot grigio to go with your fresh seafood, alternate your wine with plenty of water. Avoid between-meal snacks as much as possible.
Wear a Mouthguard When You Play Sports
After the holidays, summer begins in earnest. Whether you prefer surfing, beach volleyball, or another popular summer sport, wear a mouthguard to protect your teeth from the inevitable bumps and falls.
Take a Year-Round Approach to Oral Care
Don’t let your New Year’s resolution to keep your teeth in better shape evaporate after a month or so. Keep it up all year long for a healthier you. To book your next appointment, get in touch with the friendly Integrity Dental team today.