It's December and Santa is all geared up to bring you the season's choicest blessings and gifts! Christmas is the festival of joy and happiness and a time to party with friends and family. Hence, you indulge yourself in your favorite delicacies. In this pursuit of satisfying your taste buds, we make some unhealthy dietary choices keeping our oral and overall health at stake.
Are you ready to take care of your smile this Christmas? Here are few important tips for a happy and healthy smile over the Christmas holidays-
- Keep soda at bay- While you are busy partying, you may get ample number of opportunities to drink fizzy beverages. Make a conscious attempt to abstain from soda as it can corrode your teeth. Soda is carbonic acid and hence is sour primarily. Loads of sugar is added to make this acid palatable and that is what constitutes your tasty-looking fizzy drinks. Using a straw to drink soda can save your teeth from damage.
- Minimize wine consumption-Wine is considered as an essential ingredient of any Christmas celebration. So it may be practically impossible to avoid it completely. The thought of stained teeth can help you overcome the urge for refilling your wine glass. After all, who wants to join office with yellow teeth!
- Water can help- Water is considered as an excellent detoxifier. Keeping yourself hydrated can help you flush out the toxins from the body. If you drink water after a glass of wine, there are fewer chances for your teeth to be stained.
- Say NO to sugar- Celebrations has always been associated with desserts or sugary foods. Sugar can create havoc with our overall health. They increase the sugar levels of our blood putting us at a high risk of developing health problems like diabetes. Sugar particles stuck on our teeth help the oral bacteria to thrive and cause dental decay. Limiting the intake of sugary and sticky foods can reduce problem of dental cavities or toothache.
- Remember to brush and floss- You may grow bone-tired after cleaning your utensils or putting your kids to bed. Still remember to brush your teeth twice daily and floss at least once. Oral hygiene measures are imperative in maintaining a healthy smile.
- Fruit-FULL Christmas- Try to make it a Christmas rich in fresh fruits and fruit dishes. It is one of the healthiest options available to convert this Christmas into a healthier one! Fruits are rich in nutrients and fibers. Hence, they nourish your body and clean your teeth in the process of chewing.
- Avoid hard-to-bite foods- If you wear braces try to avoid hard or sticky foods as much as possible. While biting on hard foods, your braces may loosen and get dislodged. After all, who wants to spoil their Christmas holidays running behind their orthodontist for an appointment!
These tips will help you become well-equipped to step into this festive season!