Our team at Erinwood Dental loves the holiday season and we understand how hard it is to resist the sweet treats. While enjoying your holiday sweets, you should be mindful of protecting your smile from damage caused by sugar and harmful bacteria. Here are some tips to protect your tooth enamel this holiday season!
Drink Plenty Of Water
Drinking water has so many benefits for your overall health! We suggest drinking fluoridated water for even more health advantages. Fluoridated water protects your enamel against decay. Instead of going for sugary beverages this holiday season, try to limit yourself or alternate with a refreshing, cold glass of water.
Avoid All Sticky Candies
Sugar is the primary cause of tooth decay. However, some sweets linger on your teeth for longer periods than others. At Erinwood Dental, we recommend you avoid longer-lasting sweets such as gummy bears and Starbursts.
Chew On Sugar-Free Gum
If you are unable to brush your teeth after having a snack, try chewing on some sugar-free gum! Sugar-free gum contains Xylitol, which fights tooth decay and helps with saliva production. Sugar-free gum can also help if you suffer from dry mouth!
Snack On Cheese
Try going for some cheese whenever you feel like snacking! Dairy products are known to help strengthen and protect your enamel. Cheese specifically helps your teeth by neutralizing the acid in your mouth.
Have Fruits And Vegetables
Fruits and vegetables are good for your oral and overall health. We suggest going for crunchy items such as cucumbers, celery, and apples. They scrub your teeth and wash away the harmful plaque that causes tooth decay. At your next holiday party, don’t forget to put out a fruit and vegetable tray!
Visit A Dentist In Mississauga!
You can schedule a post-holiday visit to restore your oral health by visiting our Mississauga dental office. We have two locations, our Dundas office and our Eglington office! You can also benefit from our services such as simple hygiene care, a full-mouth restoration, and even Invisalign offered by our Mississauga dentist. We hope you all have a great holiday season!