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Maintaining Good Dental Heath This Holiday Season

The holiday season is here and you've probably been invited to (or are planning) a party or two. To make sure your teeth is healthy during this season, read up on some of our tips:

1. Check the sugar in your drink. - Acids and sugars of soft drinks can soften tooth enamel, which can create cavities so drink in moderation if you can.

2. Careful on the candy - Crunching on hard candy can crack or chip your teeth. So savor it and let it dissolve naturally in your mouth. Also, eat chewy treats sparingly if possible. Sticky substances can stick to your tooth enamel and help bring about tooth decay.

3. Using your teeth to rip open packages or bottle caps is not a good idea. You can crack your teeth and require a painful and expensive procedure to correct it (plus, an emergency root canal and crown is no fun during the holidays!). Use scissors or bottle openings instead.

4. Don't crack nuts with your teeth either. The hard surface of most nutshells may crack your teeth or cause gum damage.

5. If you like the occasional red wine, take it with food to lessen how much of it gets on your teeth. Choose cheese as a snack to go with your wine. The pH balancing effects help neutralize the acid that's in alcoholic beverages.

6. Brush well - Needless to say, you should brush your teeth after a meal. Make sure you brush for about two minutes and brush your tongue as well.

So enjoy the holidays and if you do require any Emergency Services this season, we've got you covered. Contact us to request an appointment.

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