21 Dec Helping Your Teeth Survive Christmas
After a tough year we are all looking forward to festivities even though it may not be the Christmas we expected with family and friends. I know we will all be indulging in delicious food and treats to cheer ourselves up.
At this time of year we all need to remember to take the time to care for our teeth or risk damaging them with the seasonal high consumption of sugar from sweets chocolates, cakes and biscuits.
So here is our tips to help your teeth survive this Christmas:
Keep an eye on your sugar and alcohol consumption
Christmas traditionally is the time where we over indulge on sweet things. This increase in the amount and frequency of sugar we consume leads to increased erosion of tooth enamel.
Drinks such as red wine, port, tea and coffees will also attack our teeth causing them to become stained.
Christmas tooth crackers
Every year we see so many broken teeth and lost fillings after Christmas and the usually culprits for these festive accidents are toffees or nuts. So please be careful when tackling these Christmas treats as we known you have better things plan than a visit to the practice for an emergency filling or crown.
Drink plenty of water
It’s a really good idea to drink lots of water in-between eating and drinking as this will help wash away the harmful bacteria and acids which cause enamel damage.
To keep your smile on track it’s important to maintain your dental routine or even slightly increase it at Christmas perhaps to three times a day. So however tired you are please find the time to brush and floss. Your teeth and gums will thank you!
Our Christmas Opening Hours 2020:
- Friday 25th December – CLOSED
- Monday 28th December – CLOSED
- Tuesday 29th December – 09:00 – 12:45
- Wednesday 30th December – 09:00 – 12:45
- Thursday 31st December – 09:00 – 12:45
The team at City Bridge Dental Care would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas, hope you enjoy your break and let’s hope for a happier New Year in 2021.