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Top 3 Dental tips for surviving the holidays!

Posted by Dylan Nuttall on 18 April 2019
Top 3 Dental tips for surviving the holidays!
We all love our holiday time, for more reasons than one. Whether it's getting to spend time with your family, or being able to forget about your diet for a few days; we all relish in these few times a year we get to forget about life and focus on the simpler things. However, while it is always great to have these moments we must remember to keep our dental health in mind! Here are a few ways to help you keep your teeth safe these easter holidays!

 

1: Brush and floss daily 

Research tells us that the exposure to acidic food and drinks softens the enamel of your teeth. By brushing twice a day for two minutes, you can help to remove any food particles and dental plaque that may damage your teeth and gums over time. However, while brushing your teeth after food is a good idea, brushing your teeth immediately after can actually increase your chances of enamel, so it is best to wait 30 minutes before brushing. Flossing daily also helps remove any food that is stuck in-between your teeth, as well as plaque. By consistently brushing and flossing daily, you can help to reduce any unwanted visits to the dentist.

2: Avoid Sugary foods / Drink water

It's no surprise that eating sugary foods can erode your teeth. While we know this, we are also aware that, during holiday time especially one revolving around chocolate people may be a little more lenient when it comes to sugary foods/drinks. Rather than avoiding these completely, it is better to be smart about your consumption. In order to reduce the risk of dental erosion, you must drink or rinse with water directly after consuming sugary/acidic substances. This will aid in flushing away any unwanted food or harmful acids from your mouth that could cause harm to your teeth. It is good to get yourself in to the habit of doing this every time you eat or drink not only to keep hydrated, but to keep your dental health in check!

 

3: Visit your dentist twice a year for professional cleaning

Your dentist knows your teeth better than anybody else out there, so it is always important to remember to have them cleaned and examined by him/her twice a year! Coming in for consistent cleans and examinations can help to not only keep your teeth cleaned, but can also reduce the risk of further damage to your teeth. If you are overdue for a preventative care appointment and would like to book an appointment with Brisbane Dental Studio, feel free to contact us on (07) 3862 1702. 

Have a Happy Easter everybody and remember, rinse with water after eating chocolate!

Author: Dylan Nuttall

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