Get Your Teeth Looking Merry and Bright and Keep Them That Way!
Are your teeth ready for the coming holiday season? At Chinook Mall Family Dental Clinic we are keeping busy whitening, and brightening so our patients look their best at family dinners, office parties, sunny vacations and all those fun events that take place this time of year! And not to forget all the family photo’s you’ll be popping up in! Scheduling a teeth whitening session before the holidays can be a good way to keep your smile at its best, while boosting your self-confidence at the same time. In-office whitening can brighten teeth by up to ten shades, and typically takes no more than an hour. And if taken care of properly, teeth can retain the effects of whitening for up to three years.
Dr. Charchuk also wants to make sure you keep your mouth healthy over the holidays. Don’t let all the work you put into making yourself look great go to the wayside with a hectic schedule or difference in routine, not to mention all the foods and sweets you’ll be tempted with! Our South Calgary Dental Team has put together some tips to get you and your teeth through the holidays!
Keep a Good Routine:
Since the holiday season is very hectic, many may forget to keep up with their normal oral care routines. It is important to remember to brush and floss twice daily. If you are rushed in the morning, or staying away from home, carry a toothbrush and toothpaste with you, so you can always take care of your teeth on-the-go. Oral health is directly related to overall health, so keeping a good routine can ward off infections and other problems.
Moderate Your Intake of Sweets:
There never seems to be a break—Halloween candy is barely gone then we’re baking Christmas cookies!There’s no need to swear off holiday sweets entirely, but keep in mind that you may want to brush more frequently. Make sure to rinse with water after eating something sugary, and go easy on hard candy, like peanut brittle, that could chip or crack a tooth.
Be Prepared to Travel:
If your holiday plans are taking you out-of-town this season, it is important to pack everything necessary to keep up your oral care routine. Aside from a toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, and mouthwash, you should also carry an emergency kit in case of an oral crisis. This can include sterile water, gauze, pain relievers, and temporary adhesive. This way, if someone should crack a tooth you are prepared to deal with the problem until you can get to a dentist. You may also want to speak to your dentist, before traveling, to ask if they have any recommendations for a dentist in the area you are visiting.
Start the New Year Off Right:
A fresh start comes with the New Year. After the holidays are over, make appointments for the whole family to visit the dentist for checkups and cleanings. A professional cleaning can help reduce the effects that the holiday eating and stress had on your teeth, and your dentist can identify any other problems if present.
To all of our friends and patients, we would like to offer our warmest wishes for this holiday season and a very healthy and prosperous 2017! However you celebrate the holidays, we hope that yours is filled with family and friends, good tidings and joy!