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How To Take Good Care Of Your Teeth This Season! [BLOG]

Decay Prevention 3 in Montgomery, AL by Dr. Chet Swartzentruber of Carmichael Dental Care

In just a few days, you’ll be sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner, which means you’ll be faced with plenty of temptations that put your teeth at risk.

But with a little help from your friends at Carmichael Dental Care, you can maintain your bright, healthy smile well into the new year!

Take Good Care Of Your Teeth This Season!

You can still have fun during the holiday season without letting it turn into a recipe for dental disaster! Here are some tips from your Montgomery, AL dentist for taking good care of your teeth this time of year:

Enjoy Your Favorite Holiday Sweets In Moderation!

You, like most of us, don’t eat the same way during the holidays. There are certain special treats we tend to eat only certain times of the year, like pumpkin pie, homemade fudge and candy, and delicious, creamy casseroles, all loaded with comfort carbs, and yes, lots of sugar.

Don’t cut these seasonal favorites out entirely, but as you do all throughout the year, remember to practice moderation.

The less you expose your mouth to sugar, the less opportunity bad bacteria has to break it down into acids that attack your teeth and gums.

Don’t Let Holiday Treats Leave Teeth Stains Behind!

Everyone wants a bright white smile during a busy social season like the holidays.

If your teeth look a bit dingy already, it could be for a number of reasons, like:

  • Age
  • Oral hygiene
  • Overall health
  • Genetics
  • Tobacco use
  • Dietary habits
  • Prescription medications

To put the sparkle back in your smile, you can always turn to your Montgomery dentist for a quick teeth whitening treatment, but there are other ways you can prevent embarrassing teeth stains this time of year, too.

Limit your consumption of dark foods and drinks like red wine, coffee, hot chocolate, and brightly-colored sauces and dressings. You should also make sure you’re still drinking lots of water so you continue to produce plenty of saliva, which makes it harder for pigments to stick to your tooth enamel and leave stains behind.

Keep Oral Hygiene On Your Daily To-Do List!

Our routines are definitely off this time of year.

It takes some creativity to manage your family’s holiday schedule, given all the places you have to be and things you have to do to prepare.

In all the chaos, it’s easy to let your usual healthy habits slip through the cracks. But don’t let your daily oral hygiene routine be one of them!

Brushing and flossing every single day is your best defense against problematic bacteria that enjoys all those delicious holiday leftovers more than you do! Don’t give it the fuel it’s waiting for by letting food particles and debris stay too long in your mouth.

Schedule Your Next Appointment!

If you’re experiencing any problems with your teeth, let us take care of it so you can enjoy the holidays pain-free. We offer a variety of fast, affordable restorative solutions to keep your oral health on the right track.

If, on the other hand, you don’t have any issues with your teeth right now, then make sure your holiday fun doesn’t lead to any by visiting us after the festivities for a routine dental cleaning and exam!

We’re here to make sure you begin the new year with a strong, healthy smile! Call Carmichael Dental Care today at 334-600-1423 to schedule an appointment in Montgomery, AL.

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