Happy Holidays from Your Family Dentist!

Wow! Is the year really almost over? Time really flies! First, here’s wishing you the happiest of holiday seasons. Second, as a family dentist I’m reminding you that maintaining dental health is a year-round venture and shouldn’t be neglected during these most festive of times.

Your family dentist advises you to limit sweets (including everyone’s beloved fruitcake) during the holiday season to make for healthier teeth.

So to make sure that your oral health stays as optimal as ever, consider the following tips that will get your teeth through to the New Year!

  • Are you traveling? Don’t forget your toothbrush, toothpaste and floss! You certainly don’t want to reach your destination and realize you failed to pack them. What a drag it would be to make a special trip out just to get these things – which you would do, of course, since neglecting to brush and floss is not an option!
  • As the holidays approach you will most likely be tempted by a vast array of sweet holiday treats! That’s great for the palate, but not so much for the teeth because the sugar promotes the development of bacteria that causes cavities. So to offset the sugar, drink water after eating holiday goodies. Or chew sugar-free gum, which also helps to control cavity-causing bacteria.
  • Don’t use your teeth when scissors will do. People have a tendency to open certain packages with their teeth, and this is obviously not a smart move. This is especially true if you have crowns or veneers. So keep those scissors handy!
  • Make sure to make a note of your family dentist’s emergency number and holiday hours. Unforeseen circumstances do occur. It wouldn’t be much fun to lose a filling or crack a crown and feel stranded because your family dentist’s office is closed.
  • Consider your teeth when making your New Year’s resolutions. Do you need to work on some of your dental care habits? Perhaps you don’t floss as much as you should. Or maybe you haven’t been good about seeing your family dentist twice a year for check-ups. The New Year represents a fresh start and is a great time to ramp up your dental health practices.

If you haven’t made your next appointment with your family dentist into the next year, make sure to get that done. And if you’re looking for a family dentist in the Columbus or Reynoldsburg areas, we’d be glad to work with you to ensure your teeth stay healthy into the New Year and beyond. Feel free to make an appointment today using our convenient online scheduling.

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