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Tips To Maintain A Healthy Smile Through The Holidays

At Lanier Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Buford, GA, we encourage our patients to enjoy this upcoming holiday season. However, in the midst of holiday traditions and yummy food, we hope you aren’t neglecting your oral health. Family dentists Dr. Alla Brown and Dr. Amanda Newberry are highly trained professionals that offer a range of cosmetic, restorative, and general dentistry services to patients in need. As committed dentists, Dr. Brown and Dr. Newberry are invested in your smile and work with you to give you the tools and treatment you need to improve your smile.

Tips To Maintain A Healthy Smile Through The Holidays

  • Minimize the sweet treats you consume during the holidays. Consuming a lot of sugary treats and drinks can affect your oral health. The sugar from the treats can stick to your tooth enamel and cause issues like tooth decay and cavities. It is important to clean your teeth after consuming sweet treats to avoid damage to your smile.
  • Keep up with your oral hygiene routine. Don’t skip your normal hygiene routine just to save time. Brushing and flossing your teeth takes just a few short minutes out of your day, but provides a lifetime of benefits. Make sure you are brushing twice a day, flossing, and using an antibacterial mouthwash to keep your teeth clean and your breath fresh.
  • Don’t use your teeth as tools. We understand that your teeth are sometimes the most convenient tools to use when opening packages and popping open a bottle. However, using your teeth as tools can cause wear and tear on your enamel and lead to chipping, fracturing, and cracking.
  • Make sure you are staying hydrated during the festivities. Drinking water helps get rid of debris that may stick to your teeth throughout the day. Drinking water also helps promote saliva productivity and freshen your breath.

Schedule An Appointment

Take charge of your oral health during the holidays. Taking the proper steps to keep your smile healthy during the holidays will benefit you in the long run. Buford, GA dentistS Dr. Brown and Dr. Newberry are committed to helping you achieve a healthy smile. If you need to schedule an appointment, contact our Buford dental office.