The holidays can hurt both our waistlines and our teeth. Therefore, we have a few helpful tips from your local dentist, Fort Collins to keep your smile big and healthy throughout this season of candy canes, ginger bread, chocolate, cake, pumpkin pie, cookies, and other assorted sweets.
If you are going to eat sweets, try to eat them right before or after a balanced meal. This will help remove many of the harmful sugars from your mouth, so they do not eat away at your teeth. It is also important to drink plenty of water afterwards. Think of it as a liquid rinse, which washes sugar and other tartar-causing food particles off of your teeth. Lastly, if there were a time of year to add extra brushing to your teeth-cleaning regimen, this would be it. Your toothbrush is a great defense against cavities and other problems caused by excess sugar.