Traveling for the holidays can be a great experience. You can visit family members, or catch up with old friends, as you celebrate the end of the year. That travel can be a great experience, but it can cause people to fall out of beneficial routines. One thing you should make sure of is that you do not let your time on the road, or in a new location, throw off your oral health regimen. Preventing the buildup of tartar and limiting your risk for tooth decay takes consistent, quality care. Keeping up with these habits will help you protect your smile against dental woes.
Make Sure A Change In Your Routine Doesn’t Interfere With Your Oral Care Habits
Your time away from home does not have to disrupt your oral care habits. Make sure you still take time to brush your teeth at least twice a day, and floss regularly, even while you travel. It may seem obvious, but you can be surprised at how easy it is to slip out of good practices while traveling.
Think About How Your Holiday Diet Can Affect Your Teeth
Christmas and New Years can involve plenty of parties, and plenty of tasty – but unhealthy – treats. If you are not careful, your sugar intake can spike during the Christmas season, and raise your risk for cavities. Alcohol consumption can go up, too, particularly during New Year’s Eve events. You should consider alcohol a potential oral health risk. Many drinks are higher in sugar, and these beverages can leave you dehydrated, which can make it harder to fight oral bacteria. If you keep a smart diet, you can limit the possibility that your next dental exam will lead to the identification of problems calling for restorative dental work.
Modern Dentistry Of Shrewsbury Can Help You Keep Up With Your Oral Health Needs
At Modern Dentistry of Shrewsbury, we believe in helping our patients enjoy the best possible oral health. If you have concerns about your smile care over the holidays, or have any other dental issues you wish to address, let us know! Contact us to schedule an appointment with Dr. Pizzi, Dr. Mehdi, and colleagues by calling us at (508) 842-8838. Located in Shrewsbury, MA, we are proud to welcome families from Worcester, North and South Grafton, Westborough, Southborough, Northborough, Boylston, Hopkinton, Millbury, and all neighboring communities.