Many folks will readily admit that second to being with their loved ones, eating is a very important part of any holiday! And why not? We all love any excuse to gather with family and friends to enjoy special treats. But caution is necessary; some of the foods we love can be damaging to our smiles. Consider a few ways you can protect your teeth from the effects of holiday fare.
Cut Back on Sugary Drinks
Sweet soda, coffee, tea, juice, and alcoholic beverages often feature into a holiday meal. Try to drink as much water and unsweetened drinks as possible. Drinking sugar is an insidious way to promote acid erosion of your tooth enamel. So when possible, go for good plain water!
Brush, Brush, and Brush!
You won’t be able to resist ALL of the goodies on the table, so at least make sure that you clean your teeth well after eating. Reduce the amount of time that your teeth are exposed to harmful acids and sugars by brushing after each meal. Make sure to floss daily and use fluoride products for added protection.