#1 Practice Holiday Oral Health Hygiene

One of the best ways you can keep your mouth healthier during the holidays is to continue to do the following: 

Tip: You can always carry a traveling-size oral health kit to carry with you if you to make sure you stay healthy wherever you go. 

#2 Limit The Amount Of Alcohol You Drink 

Excessive drinking affects your oral health by: 

Tip: If you do drink alcohol during the holidays make sure you neutralize your mouth by constantly drinking water or chewing sugar-free gum.  

#3 Moderate Your Diet

Maintaining is balanced diet can greatly benefit the health of your teeth by: 

Its is important to note that if you have been diagnosed with diabetes you may be predisposed to having periodontal (gum) disease, an infection of the gum and bone that hold the teeth in place. Maintaining youe blood sugar and other symptoms ensures an effective health care routine. 

Tip: If you are eating sugary and acidy foods, drink water right after to rinse your mouth. You can also try eating healthier alternatives like sugar-free drinks, fruits, and vegetables instead of foods and beverages with high levels of sugar.

#4 Make A Checkup Appointment With Your Doctor

Going to the dentist for preventive care twice a year is critical to your oral health. One of those checkups can be after the holiday season. If you are located in Raleigh, NC, or surrounding communities, Sedation Dental Care offers a wide range of preventive and restorative treatments including but not limited to the following: 

Are These Treatments Right For You?

Everyone benefits from dental exams and cleanings, regardless of their current oral health. You may be a candidate for teeth whitening if you have discolored or stained teeth and are looking to improve the appearance of your smile. If you have decayed or missing teeth your dentist will help you determine which corrective procedure is right for you. We understand that accidents happen and we want support you through any dental emergency. Some examples of dental emergencies include broken teeth, loose teeth, knocked-out teeth, dental pain, and broken dental restorations.

If you are interested in receiving a protective or restorative procedure or have a dental emergency during the holidays contact  Sedation Dental Care at Raleigh Smile Center by calling 919-783-9686. We want to help you take the first step in overcoming your fears, getting out of pain, and back to smiling, inside and out.