We love the holidays for a variety of reasons. One of our favorite things is the food. Unfortunately, that delicious food also can affect your teeth.
Our team at Groth Dental wants you to protect your smile while still enjoying the holidays.
1. Enjoy the Treats
That plate of Christmas cookies is certainly tempting. We won’t tell you to avoid them completely. Instead, enjoy a few in moderation and drink some water while you are eating them. The water will help you feel fuller, and it also rinses away cookie crumbs that may be stuck to your teeth.
2. Watch the Starches
Between the mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, and stuffing, you have plenty of foods to leave you ready for a nap. This can be a sneaky way of exposing your teeth to more sugar. Again, enjoy in moderation.
3. Maintain Good Oral Care Habits
This isn’t just for the holidays. Remember to keep up with your daily brushing and flossing. Don’t forget to visit your dentist in Bingham Farms, MI, too if you want to protect your smile.