It is very easy to neglect your diet and regular sleep patterns throughout the holidays, but it is important that you remember do not neglect teeth over holidays . One of the main reasons people gain an average of six pounds from Thanksgiving to New Year’s is because of all of the holiday parties, meetings, and get-togethers that are scheduled during this time. Plates of delicious and heavy foods, sparkling drinks, followed, of course, by dessert are sure to add on the pounds to even the most health conscious. It is these same foods and beverages that can add on more than the pounds, they can also add on cavities, gum disease, and tooth decay.
Those who work in an office setting are often the most likely to face dental issues during the holidays. Treats, sweets, and catered goodies are available almost every day during meetings with leftovers placed in the break room. Grabbing a small bite here and there may seem innocent, but keeping your mouth in constant contact with food, especially sugar laden desserts, only makes them more susceptible to oral health issues.
If you find that it is hard to resist delicious treats and you already know that your New Year’s resolution will be to lose the six pounds you will allow yourself to gain, then let us at least encourage you to carry a toothbrush with you! Rinsing the mouth with water and brushing your teeth after you eat are two of the best ways to prevent cavities and oral health issues. Taking two minutes to clean your mouth after you indulge can save you from cavities and high dental bills. If you are in the habit of sneaking a treat every time you walk by one, maybe having to brush your teeth each time will help keep a few extra pounds away!
At Family & Cosmetic Dental Care in Johns Creek, we are highly concerned with the health of your teeth, gums, and entire mouth. We understand that everyone likes to indulge in holiday flavors and treats, but we do not want you to neglect your teeth over the holidays. By remembering to rinse and brush after each meal, dessert, or treat along with regular brushing and flossing, you can help to ensure that your mouth stays healthy. And don’t forget to schedule an appointment for your regular cleaning!
2627 Peachtree Pkwy Suite 440
Suwanee, GA 30024
Phone: (770) 888-3384