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Avoiding Dental Problems This Holiday Season

Family opeing presents on Christmas morningThe holidays are here, which means there’s no shortage of sugary treats! Cakes, pies, candies, and big family dinners can contribute to holiday weight gain and to dental problems. Luckily there are ways that you can enjoy the holidays and keep your teeth healthy and beautiful at the same time!

Avoiding Holiday Dental Issues

Below are a few ways to make sure that your teeth don’t suffer at the hands of sugary holiday treats:

  • Brushing – If you’re consuming extra sugar, you need to be even more diligent about caring for your oral health. Make sure you brush with fluoride toothpaste after each meal or after each sugary treat. This way the extra sugar won’t have a chance to harm your tooth enamel.
  • Flossing – Flossing is just as important as brushing. It’s the only way for you to clean the vulnerable parts of your tooth enamel that your brush can’t reach. We see more dental cavities in between teeth than anywhere else because people tend to forget to floss. The cleaner your teeth are after sugary holiday meals, the more likely you are to get through this time of the year without any dental issues.
  • Avoidance – Lastly, if you’re having trouble keeping away from the sugar, we recommend simply removing yourself from the dining room, kitchen, or anywhere the food may be gathered. There are plenty of ways to stay busy during this time of year, so build a snowman, take a trip to the mall, and stay away from the treat table!

For more tips on maintaining your dental health routine or to set up a dental cleaning and exam, please contact Balota Family Dentistry. Our dental office is located in Colorado Springs CO. Our dentist serves Colorado Springs, Northwest Colorado Springs, West Colorado Springs, Old Colorado City, and Manitou Springs.

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