The holidays can be one of the most hectic times of the year: Endless shopping, family gatherings, and lots of delicious food can be immensely distracting. Issues like oral health and proper teeth maintenance tend to be put on the back burner. As you reach for those sticky holiday treats and sugary warm drinks, remember to take care of your teeth. As the leading cosmetic dentistry in Rochester, NY, Buhite & Buhite, DDS is here with some holiday teeth maintenance tips. From proper brushing to getting plenty of sleep, here are some important ways to take care of your pearly whites this holiday season:
- Get Plenty of Rest: Missing out on sleep won't do your teeth any favors. Too much stress and not enough rest will lead to some nasty habits such as nail biting, cheek biting, teeth grinding, and canker sores.
- Refrain From Hard Candies & Ice Cubes: Don't spend the holidays in pain. If you love cold drinks and hard treats, let them dissolve naturally in your mouth.
- Stay On Top Of Your Brushing Habits: Holiday parties with lots of alcohol can send you to bed without worrying about your teeth. Don't forget to brush at least twice a day.
- Don't Use Your Teeth To Open Presents: You'll probably be faced with at least one stubborn package this year. Grab a pair of scissors instead of using your teeth.
Buhite & Buhite wants everyone to have a happy and healthy holiday season—and that includes your teeth! The dentists perform a wide range of dental services including root canals, restorative dentistry, and even custom dentures. Give Buhite & Buhite, DDS a call today at (585) 342-1323 to set up an appointment.