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Keep your teeth healthy this Christmas

The Christmas period

Christmas is coming. Even though at Christmas it is customary to enjoy and have fun, it should also be taken into account that any holidays lead to delicious and not quite healthy food, full of sweet treats and drinks. Excessive sugar intake can lead to poor oral health. Tooth decay, gum disease, hygiene problems, and other problems are exacerbated during this period, and all this is due to the inevitable Christmas treats. Therefore, it is very important to take care of your teeth during this festive period. There are many ways to take care of your oral health while enjoying Christmas treats. You can limit your consumption of sweets, drink plenty of water, or drink sugary drinks with a straw.

Salem dentistry urges you to follow a healthy regime of oral cavity this Christmas. We have collected some useful tips that will help you take care of oral health and save your teeth from sugar.

Eat-in moderation

Our Salem dentists do not advise you to completely give up Christmas treats, but the practice of cutting down on junk food can be very helpful. Be attentive to the composition of products and the amount of sugar, enjoy everything in moderation, whether it's sweet treats, carbonated drinks, or alcohol. Try drinking a glass of water between alcoholic drinks or sugary foods to clear your oral.

Compliance with the oral hygiene regime

It is very important to maintain daily oral hygiene during this time. Good oral hygiene, such as brushing and flossing at least twice a day, can help prevent gum infections, tooth decay, and tooth loss. Sugar and bits of food that stay on your teeth longer than usual can cause huge damage to the health of your teeth. You should drink some water and brush your teeth after each meal. Enjoy Christmas treats, but control your oral hygiene!

Use dental floss

Such a useful invention as dental floss remains for many of us an optional attribute of hygiene. Before the first use, it is not always clear why it is so good. The decision to use it constantly comes with the urgent recommendation of the dentist.

A toothbrush allows you to clean only part of the oral cavity of a person. Dental floss is needed to clean the interdental spaces that are inaccessible to the brush, that is, just those places where caries usually begins.

Besides, the threads are simply irreplaceable for crowding of teeth, periodontal diseases, the presence of non-removable orthopedic and orthodontic structures in the oral cavity, implanted implants.

What foods do we need to eat to keep our teeth healthy and white?

The health and whiteness of your oral health and teeth depend not only on the basic care but also on the food you eat. You can visit the dentist from time to time and use popular whitening products, but if you like certain products, your smile will be in danger! You should pay attention to the foods you eat.

To take good care of your teeth, dentists recommend eating these foods:

  • Carrots. Fresh carrots are a great way to keep your teeth healthy, they remove plaque and massage your gums.

  • Fish. Everybody knows that teeth need calcium, but phosphorus is also one of the most important elements for maintaining dental health.

  • Apples. Apples are incredibly effective when it comes to treating and preventing dental problems. They massage the gums well and remove plaque, making the breath fresher.

  • Cheese. Cheese helps maintain the correct pH balance, which prevents bacteria from multiplying.

  • Green tea. The catechin in green tea kills the bacteria that cause tooth decay. Also, green tea makes your breath much fresher.

We hope you have a nice and warm holiday season!

Please contact us online or call our dental office in Salem MA at 855-745-0055.

Holiday Schedule:

December 25th, 2020 - CLOSED

December 26th, 2020 - CLOSED

December 28th, 2020 - regular schedule, Hygiene only

December 29th, 2020 - regular schedule, Hygiene only

December 30th, 2020 - regular schedule, Hygiene only

December 31st, 2020 - 9 AM - 12 PM - Hygiene only

January 1st, 2021 - CLOSED

January 2nd, 2021 - CLOSED


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