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3 Ways to Keep Your Teeth Healthy and Bright This Holiday Season

The fun and celebrations that come along with the holiday season can also lead to people overindulging or neglecting their dental health. This year, make sure you do not fall into the trap of poor eating habits that could result from the rich selection of dishes and desserts during the holidays. Instead, keep up with your regular healthy habits and routines to keep cavities from forming. If you go a little overboard with the indulgences this season, look to a top recommended dentist in Corpus Christi, TX, Dr. Tilman Richards, for guidance. Additionally, here are some tips to help keep your smile healthy this season.

  1. Choose Plenty of Healthy Alternatives to Treats

Start off the holiday season right by choosing healthy alternatives to typical sugary treats, like cookies and cakes. Make plenty of wholesome goodies that incorporate fresh fruit and vegetables instead. Limiting the sugar content can make a huge difference in how your eating impacts your teeth this season.

  1. Avoid Rich Desserts and Decadent Candies

Next, try to avoid any over-the-top rich desserts or sticky candies that are typically available during this time of year. Sweets like candy canes, caramels and other chewy desserts can cause damage to your teeth. The problem is the sweet sugary ingredients can get stuck in the small spaces of your teeth and gums, which can lead to cavities. If you do treat yourself to some candy, be sure to drink plenty of water afterwards to rinse out the mouth.

  1. Do Not Skip Your Daily Oral Health Routine

Finally, do not forget to continue your regular daily brushing and flossing. Even though you may be busy this time of year by visiting relatives, cooking foods and traveling around your region, your oral health routine must continue to be addressed.

If you want to learn more helpful tips to make your holiday season easier on the health of your mouth, teeth and gums, contact our office today. Dr. Richards can take a look at your oral health situation and give you some advice.

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