There are many things that are easy to neglect over the holidays – your diet, your exercise routine, and sleep are the most commonly neglected. Busy schedules, holiday parties, and late nights contribute to pants that feel a little tighter and circles under the eyes. However, for many people it is also easy to neglect the health of the mouth during the hustle and bustle of this busy season. Indulgent treats seem to always be in abundance during this time of the year. Add on top of that savory dishes, sparkling drinks, and late nights it may be easier to neglect your mouth than you ever thought possible. While the holidays are notorious for adding on the pounds, they can also bring about cavities, gum disease, and tooth decay if you are not careful.
For many of us, it is simply impossible to resist the ever-present delicious treats that so many people have to offer during the holiday season. If you have already allowed yourself the freedom to gain a few pounds because you know your New Year’s resolution will be to lose them, then watching what you eat (especially your intake of sugar) may not be your top priority. While it is important to enjoy your holidays with the ones you enjoy being with, let us at Gold Hill Dentistry also encourage you to remember that you want your teeth to last the lifetime they were intended to last. Carrying a toothbrush with you is one of the easiest things you can do to remind yourself not to neglect the health of your mouth. Brushing your teeth after an indulgent meal, treat, or dessert can help to keep cavities at bay. Taking two minutes to brush can help to ensure that your teeth stay healthy for years to come.
Gold Hill Dentistry wants to encourage you to keep up with necessary oral health habits during the holiday season. We are a comprehensive dental practice that believes that prevention is the most important step in attaining the healthiest mouth possible. Don’t forget to schedule a cleaning and checkup to prevent any long-term damage from occurring after the holidays. We are here to help you achieve a healthy, beautiful mouth for life.
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