It is one of the finest times of the year, weather-wise, and when it is complemented by a break from work, we can be forgiven if we get a bit excited for Christmas holidays here in Australia.
The days are long, the sun is bright, and friends and family get together to enjoy each other’s company. There is a level of drive behind our partying now, as the end of the year approaches, and perhaps we might over-imbibe a wee bit on snacks, drinks, and particularly, sweets.
Our fitness can be improved over the succeeding year, but our teeth don’t recover quite as easily. Cavities and tooth decay are more common to flair up at this time of year, as our diets are typically richer in sugars and sweets than at other times. Consequently, a fair few people start their new year in the dentist’s chair.
But this doesn’t have to be you. With a few key habits, you can greatly improve your chances of coming through this period with your pearly whites intact.
First, swish some water around your teeth after a sugary snack. This greatly improves saliva flow, and dilutes the harmful acids that are attacking your enamel.
Secondly, limit your snacking on sweets to one big score – don’t graze throughout the day. This limits the amount of time that your teeth are subject to abuse.
Finally, make absolutely sure that you are not lax on your dental care regime. Make sure that you are brushing regularly, flossing daily, and waiting a solid hour between eating sugars and brushing – as otherwise, you could be doing more harm than good. Stay tight to these rules, and your teeth will thank you for it this holiday season.
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