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5 Tips To Maintain Good Oral Health During Christmas
As the holiday season is approaching, people are excited about planning trips to visit their family, buying Christmas presents, and enjoying the decorations and festive mood that takes over the streets.
However, during this season, it is also usual to treat yourself with a few extra treats. Although we tend to do it with the excuse of the festivities, the truth is that this could potentially harm your teeth and overall oral health.
Luckily, this doesn’t mean that should stop having fun and enjoying the treats. On the contrary, as long as you take a few simple preventive measures, your oral health will not be harmed, and you will begin the new year with a healthy mouth.
As our goal at FOSOO is to help you achieve the best oral health possible, in this article, we will give you some tips to fully enjoy the holiday season without compromising your teeth and gums.
Why Is It Different From The Other Dates?
Joy is the perfect word to describe the holiday season. Throughout these days, many celebrations take place, and a lot of food and drinks are prepared.
The main issue with this is the increase in sugar intake per person. Whereas it is from eating too much chocolate, candy canes, or drinking wine, the odds of developing cavities is increased during this time, as there will be more nutrients for bacteria to metabolize and harm the teeth.
Thus, although it is a season to celebrate and enjoy the traditional treats that you only get to eat around this time of the year, it is also a season where special considerations should be taken regarding your oral health to maintain a good balance.
Furthermore, by simply following these tips, you should be able to enjoy the holidays without risking your oral health.
1. Be Wary Of Sugar
Taking special considerations with your sugar intake throughout the season doesn’t mean completely removing it from your holiday diet. You will still be able to eat your treats. However, you need to make a few adjustments to the way you eat them.
Consuming sugar is not that bad if it is done in moderation and in reasonable amounts. The problem with eating an excess of sugar is that it gives bacteria more nutrients to cause more damage to your teeth. Therefore, if you consume your treats at a rational level, you should be safe as long as you maintain good oral hygiene.
2. Try To Eat Candies After Meals
Another aspect you must pay attention to when consuming sugar is the time and moment you do it. You may want to avoid doing it in between meals and just save them as a dessert after eating.
The reason behind this is saliva production.Saliva got special properties and nutrients, which makes it act as a natural buffer. This means that it can regulate the mouth's pH (acidity level) to prevent cavities' development. Moreover, it helps remove sugar leftovers from the candies on the surfaces of the teeth.
Saliva experiences a peak in its production after having a meal. Therefore, this is the ideal moment to eat any type of candy or sugar as your mouth will have the extra protection of the increased saliva flow.
3. Clean Immediately
A great way to prevent the excess sugar from causing damage to your teeth is by cleaning them immediately after eating a treat. Brushing is the most efficient way to remove everything that could be used by bacteria to create cavities. However, constantly doing so could be a nuisance, especially if you are still eating sugary food or candies between meals and not after them. Moreover, excess teeth brushing can also be potentially harmful as it could erode them. Therefore, an excellent solution is to just rinse with fresh water to remove the leftovers on your teeth.
Rinsing may not be as efficient as brushing, but it is still a simple and easy alternative to keep your mouth clean after taking a treat. Also, it will only take you a few seconds to do it.
4. Watch Out For Alcohol And Acidic Drinks
During the holiday season is common to drink more alcohol and drinks with high acidity. However, it is essential to maintain the consumption of these types of drinks at a healthy level. This is because they can not only directly affect your teeth but also lower the pH in your mouth and leave them more vulnerable to damage. You could take some measures to diminish the damage, such as:
• Drink using a straw. This is a good way to protect teeth as it decreases the amount of acidic beverage that contacts them.
• Drink water while you’re drinking alcohol and rinse after finishing.
• Wait at least 30 minutes to brush your teeth after drinking an acidic drink. The acid weakens the enamel and brushing while it is in this state could cause erosion.
5. Don’t Neglect Your Oral Care Routine
Even while distracted having fun, it doesn’t mean you need to forget about your oral care routine.
You must keep brushing at least twice a day and floss daily. You can use a FOSOO product to make sure that your mouth stays healthy. Our sonic clean toothbrush vibrates at 38.400 rpm, guaranteeing the complete removal of plaque, sugar, and food leftovers on the teeth surfaces, keeping your mouth protected through the holiday season.
As long as you follow these 5 simple tips, you should be able to begin the new year with your mouth as healthy as always. The only change you should make is taking a couple of extra steps to balance your oral hygiene with the increased sugar and acidic food and drinks consumption.
Furthermore, FOSOO will help enhance your oral hygiene through their high-end electric toothbrushes, making sure that this holiday season is a real moment of joy and happiness, and leaving you with nothing to worry about.
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