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Caring For Your Teeth After The Festive Season

Christmas may be the best time of the year for many reasons, but it's a tricky time for your teeth, and you may be left wondering how to fix the damage that's been done during the festive period. The good news is that it's not too late to be kind to your teeth, and there are some very simple ways to make up for your seasonal indulgences.

The health of your teeth is largely dependent on what you eat, and the treats that abound at Christmas time can be tough to resist. Most of us like to make the most of festive food and drinks at this time of the year, but it's important to consider how you can give your teeth a break and keep them as healthy as possible.

Top Tips for Caring for Your Teeth At Christmas:

  1. Don't be fooled by hidden sugars. There are many obviously unhealthy foods around at Christmas, but don't forget that some of the less obvious options will also take a toll on your teeth. Dried fruit, for example, is very high in sugar, so mince pies and Christmas cake can be harmful if eaten in large quantities.
  2. Don't go overboard. We all tend to eat more sweet treats at Christmas, both at home and at work. Putting your teeth first can be as simple as having your daily sweet intake after a meal instead of eating sweets steadily throughout the day so that the sugars sit on your teeth.
  3. Eat cheese! The cheeseboard after dinner may not be ideal for your waistline, but it's a good idea to eat even a small piece of cheese after a meal to counteract the acidity of indulgent foods and improve the pH balance in your mouth.
  4. Don't neglect your brushing. Brushing with the correct sized brush and good toothpaste twice a day is the most important way to care for your teeth. Don't forget your dental routine when you need it the most - floss daily, and ensure that you don't go to bed without a thorough brushing.
  5. Let your teeth recover. January is a great time to get back into good habits and give your teeth a welcome break from over-indulgence. Focus on healthy eating and good dental hygiene to make up for the damage you may have incurred at Christmas. Taking good care of your pearly whites will help you to start the year on the right foot and ensure that your smile stays healthy and bright all year!

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