• Your Oral Health Guide to Surviving the Silly Season

    Christmas, it’s the “most wonderful time of the year“!

    It is the time of year where we celebrate with our loved ones; we feast on festive treats and indulge in a little more ‘Christmas cheer’ than we usually would.

    So how do we make it through this indulgent time and still manage to maintain good oral, and overall, health?

    Our Dental Care Professionals oral health guide to surviving the silly season will surely keep you smiling.

    Avoid too Much Sugar

    Even before Christmas Day arrives, there is always lots of festive foods to enjoy.

    If you are looking to make better food choices this festive season, try to avoid too many sugar-filled treats and head for the fruit and cheese platter.

    Cheese and Fruit Platter

    As well as being delicious, the fruit contributes to your overall health, while the cheese acts to neutralise acids in your mouth which will lower your risk of decay.

    Watch what you Drink

    It isn’t only the food that we need to consider when being mindful of our health, but the amount and type of drinks that we consume.

    Be mindful of high calorie sugary alcoholic beverages which are not only bad for your waist line but not good for your pearly whites.

    Moderation is key to overall health and wellbeing during the festive period.

    Plenty of H20

    While the ‘Christmas Cheer’ may be flowing, making sure that you drink lots of water to help to preserve your oral health, not to mention your general wellbeing the next day!

    Be cautious of Candy Canes and Crackling

    Unless you are keen to chip or break your tooth this Christmas, hard lollies including candy canes are best avoided where possible.

    Be careful with crackling too!

    Stress less

    The silly season tends to also correlate with high stress levels. Try to keep calm and relaxed to help reduce the risk of grinding your teeth and experiencing headaches.

    Keep up your dental routine

    Whether you have been naughty or nice this year, keeping up your regular oral hygiene routine of daily brushing and flossing during the silly season is a must! Don’t neglect your smile.

    On behalf of everyone at Dental Care Professionals, we would like to wish you and your family, a very Merry Christmas and we look forward to seeing you all in the New Year.

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