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Christmas is a wonderful time of year, full of fun traditions and good food. However, it is also a risky time for your smile because the Christmas goodies aren’t good for your teeth and you may not remember to practice effective dental habits consistently. To help you keep your smile bright for Christmas, our team offers a few recommendations for dental care:

– Visit the dentist for a professional dental cleaning. It’s important that you receive a dental cleaning every six months, and if it’s time for your next checkup, we encourage you to schedule it soon before you become swept up in holiday preparations. A professional dental cleaning fully removes any plaque or tartar that formed on your smile from sugary treats and can help prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Your cleaning session may also include fluoride treatment, which fortifies your teeth against enamel erosion and tooth sensitivity.

– Maintain excellent oral hygiene. Brush your teeth twice a day, floss daily, and rinse with mouthwash at least once every day. When brushing, use fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush, gently scrubbing your smile for two minutes at a time. Choose an easy-to-use flossing product and use care when cleaning around your gums. Rinse with an antibacterial mouthwash.

– Limit the number of Christmas treats you eat. Sugar is no friend to your smile, and the less sugar you eat, the safer your teeth and gums will be. You can still eat your favorite treats in moderation, but be sure to clean your smile after.

By taking good care of your smile throughout the Christmas holiday, you can prevent dental problems from developing. For more information about how to maintain a healthy smile, please (972) 335-3000 and speak with our team at Twins Family Dentistry today. Our dentists, Dr. Pantea Nooraee, Dr. Kelara Gandy would be more than happy to help you achieve a healthy smile in Frisco, Texas!