Can you believe it is that time of year again, with Christmas looming large on the horizon and the inevitable increase in sweet foods and chocolate consumption, the team at College Dental Surgeries have 5 top tips to protect your teeth from ho-ho-holes and avoid festive dental emergencies.
- Drink acidic and carbonated drinks and juice through a straw
- Consider including sugar free sweets
You are not the only one that loves sugar, so do the bacteria in your mouth that cause tooth decay. When you eat sugary foods, the bacteria produce acids that eat away at your teeth causing cavities. By picking sugar free sweets you are reducing the food available for the bacteria. Can’t bear to part with those sugary treats, try to keep them for mealtimes to reduce the damage caused to teeth.
- Chew sugar free gum following meals
- Don’t use your teeth as tools
Many people end up damaging their teeth as they use them to tear Sellotape, open beer bottles or crack open nuts. Always ensure that you have a pair of scissors, bottle opener and a nut cracker handy, or you may be asking your dentist for a new set of teeth, come January.
- Don’t forget to brush your teeth!
All the team at College Dental Surgeries would like to wish our patients a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We look forward to seeing you all in the new year and should you need anything over the festive period do not hesitate to contact the surgery on 01622 752340.