G’day, mates! With the holiday season just around the corner, it’s time to get into the festive spirit and prepare for some quality family time, delicious food, and maybe even a visit from Santa. But amid all the celebrations, it’s crucial to ensure your pearly whites stay as dazzling as the Christmas lights. At Diamond Dental Care & Implant Centre, we care about your oral health and want to share some tips on how to look after your teeth during the holiday season.
- Don’t Let Sugar Plums Dance on Your Teeth:
We all love holiday treats, but the sugary indulgences can wreak havoc on your teeth. It’s okay to enjoy some sweets, but try to maintain a balance. Opt for sugar-free options when available and drink plenty of water to rinse away sugary residue.
- Be Mindful of Chewy and Crunchy Treats:
Those candy canes and fruitcakes can be hard on your teeth, especially if you have dental work like fillings or braces. Be cautious with chewy and sticky treats that can pull out fillings or damage brackets and wires. And watch out for those nut-filled goodies – they can be tough on your teeth.
- Stay Hydrated:
The summer holidays Down Under mean warmer weather. Stay hydrated with water, as it helps rinse away food particles and sugar that can lead to tooth decay. Plus, it’s an excellent choice to sip on while enjoying your holiday festivities.
- Don’t Use Your Teeth as Tools:
We get it; opening presents can be exciting! But avoid using your teeth as tools to tear open packages or crack nuts. This can lead to chipped or cracked teeth. Use the right tools for the job, and your teeth will thank you.
- Keep Up with Oral Hygiene:
Even with the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, don’t neglect your oral hygiene routine. Brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and floss daily. Maintaining your regular routine helps keep your smile shining bright.
- Pack a Dental Emergency Kit:
Whether you’re hitting the road for a holiday adventure or staying home for a cozy celebration, consider packing a dental emergency kit. Include essentials like floss, a spare toothbrush, dental wax for braces wearers, and our contact details for peace of mind.
- Check Your Dental Insurance:
Before the holidays begin, review your dental insurance to see if you have any remaining benefits or coverage for treatments. If you have any questions about your insurance or need assistance, don’t hesitate to reach out to our friendly team at Diamond Dental Care & Implant Centre.
- Our Holiday Closure Dates:
Please note that our practice will be closed from December 23rd and will reopen on January 2nd, 2024, to allow our team to spend time with their loved ones. If you require any dental assistance before or after this period, be sure to contact us as soon as possible.
The holiday season is a time for joy and togetherness. By following these tips and maintaining good oral hygiene, you can ensure your smile stays as bright as the Southern Cross in the night sky. From all of us at Diamond Dental Care & Implant Centre, we wish you a fantastic holiday season and a New Year filled with smiles!