I have always been an avid hockey player, and my love took a bad turn one day when I got struck in the mouth with the puck. It was a painful moment that left me with two teeth knocked out of my mouth. Had I taken the right steps after the accident, I could have possibly saved the teeth, but I did not know I had that option at the time. Thankfully, I worked up the courage to visit a dentist and ask what my options for teeth-replacement were. I was worried I would would have to live the rest of my life without smiling, but I was ecstatic to learn that I was the perfect candidate for dental implants. I created this blog to help others realize that there are so many options to replace missing teeth today that no one has to "just live with" an imperfect smile!
The last thing that you want to have to deal with during the holiday season is a mouth full of cavities. But with so many delicious candies and baked goods to eat, it can be harder now than ever to avoid cavities. To help you stay out of your dentist's chair this holiday season, we have created a list of a few things that you can do. Are you ready to learn a little bit more? Read on.
Drink More Water
Water isn't just good for your blood sugar and overall health, but it's also really good for your mouth as well. When you drink water, it works to naturally rinse away sugar and food on your teeth. Additionally, water also naturally speeds up your salivary glands which also helps to get rid of debris in your mouth.
*As a tip, try to keep a bottle of water with you on all times, that way it will remind you to keep on drinking water.
Avoid Sugary Drinks
Even though you may be eating a lot of sugar during the winter it doesn't mean that you also have to drink a lot of sugar. Sugary drinks like soda, sports energy drinks, and juice are only going to lead to even more cavities. Rather than reaching for one of these beverages, just reach for your water bottle instead.
Chew More Sugar-Free Gum
Sugar-free gum is really good for your oral health and it's also really good at helping you fight cavities. Similar to drinking water, chewing sugar-free gum works to speed up your salivary glands which works to get rid of food and plaque.
Brush Your Teeth
The number one thing that you can do to avoid cavities is to practice good dental care by brushing your teeth on a regular basis. By brushing your teeth a few times a day you are going to significantly reduce your chances of getting cavities by a long-shot. When you are choosing a toothpaste to brush with, make sure that it contains fluoride. Why? Fluoride works to strengthen your teeth and fight off cavities leaving you with a healthier smile every time that you brush.
Having a cavity-free smile is all about making small changes to your oral habits during the holiday season. By making these small changes, you can help keep your mouth as clean as possible. If you want to learn more about dentistry and your oral health, contact your dental care professional today!Share
1 November 2018