Caring For Your Teeth Through The Holidays

Caring For Your Teeth Through The Holidays

We cannot be more excited for the holiday season. There seems to be a certain excitement in the air after the Thanksgiving holiday ends and December rolls around. We know that many of our patients are eager to return to the customs and traditions that had to be cancelled last year due to the pandemic. Whether you are traveling to visit family, enjoying the holidays in another location, or staying around the Baldwinsville area, we want to offer some helpful tips and reminders to ensure that your oral health does not cause a problem during this magical time.

Maintain Your Oral Hygiene Routine

After a busy day enjoying holiday festivities, it can be tempting to brush your teeth quickly and jump into bed. We encourage everyone to brush properly and floss their teeth no matter how tired they are. Thoroughly brushing for two minutes and flossing is the best way to be sure that no bacteria is lingering in your mouth, especially if you had extra sweets. If you are traveling this holiday season, we also encourage you to pack your oral hygiene essentials. If you are traveling to an unfamiliar destination or do not have access to a vehicle, it can be difficult to get the materials you need.

Limit Sweets and Alcohol

We know this season is full of decadent treats and delicious drinks, but these items are usually full of sugar. While it is ok to enjoy in moderation, overindulgence can lead to decay and other dental issues. When you enjoy sugary treats or drinks, we recommend also drinking plenty of water.

Visit Our Office

Now is the perfect time to think about the last time you visited our office for a hygiene examination and cleaning. If it has been longer than six months, we recommend scheduling an appointment sooner rather than later. In addition to cleaning your teeth, we also inspect your mouth for any potential or recurring issues. Early detection and treatment is the best way to avoid a dental emergency. Now is also the perfect time to take advantage of any remaining insurance benefits, as most plans restart at the beginning of the year.

If you are in need of a hygiene examination or have any concerns about your oral health, we recommend calling our office located in Baldwinsville, NY to schedule your next appointment. We hope you and your family have a happy and healthy holiday season. We look forward to seeing you soon.