Making Smart Oral Health Choices During The Holiday Season

As we enter the holiday season, with Christmas and New Year’s fast approaching, many people are gathering to enjoy celebrations with friends and family members. This can be a great time for togetherness, but if you are not careful, it can spell trouble for your smile. People tend to have more access to treats during the holidays, and may find themselves taking trips to see loved ones. Changes to your diet, and your daily habits, can make it easy to slip when it comes to smart oral health care. Being mindful of the need to care for your smile can be particularly important during the holidays.

Maintaining Good Daily Oral Care Habits While You Travel

Your travel schedule may be hectic, but you can still maintain good smile care. If you are driving to visit family, think about the snacks you choose. Make sure you continue to brush and floss routinely, even while you are en route. Opting for healthier travel snacks, and choosing water as your drink of choice, can be beneficial.

Be Mindful Of Your Sugar Intake

The holidays can be an indulgent time. After all, many of us think fondly of all the Christmas treats that come with the season, and look forward to baking – and eating – a variety of tasty items. Be mindful of how much sugar you are enjoying during the holidays, and you can lower your overall cavity risk.

Starting 2018 With A Healthy Smile

It is important to remember you are not alone in your efforts to protect your smile. During routine dental exams, your dentist can help you by checking for cavities, and offering you a detailed cleaning of your teeth. Make sure you have these appointments booked on your calendar – unless your dentist tells you to take a different approach, plan to receive preventive care two times each year.

Talk To Calcagno Cosmetic And Family Dentistry About Smart Oral Health Habits

You can look forward to excellent oral health care at any time of the year when you visit Calcagno Cosmetic and Family Dentistry! Our office can provide a range of services, and can help you and your family maintain healthy, attractive smiles. To schedule a consultation, please call (507) 281-3659. Dr. Gilly Calcagno and our team welcome and serve families from Rochester, MN, as well as Red Wing, St. Charles, Winona, Farmington, Austin, and all surrounding areas.