During the holiday season, many people are busy making plans with family, attending holiday parties, and preparing special holiday treats. With all these plans, it is easy to forget to take care of your smile. What if we told you there is a way to enjoy all the joys of the holiday season while maintaining a healthy smile!

Cosmetic and restorative dentist Dr. Stephen Hoard is an experienced dentist in New Bern, NC. Dr. Hoard has dedicate hours of advanced training to ensure he provides patients with high-quality, comprehensive dental treatments and procedures. Dr. Hoard is dedicated to helping patients achieve excellent oral health through complete dentistry. He works with each patient to provide them with the tools they need to improve there smile. At our New Bern dental office, we understand that the holidays season can be a busy tme, so we have listed a few tips to make sure you enjoy your holiday season and take care of your smile.

Healthy Teeth During The Holidays

  • Try to avoid or limit the number of sweets you consume. The holiday season is full of tasty treats and drinks. But certain sweet foods can damage your teeth. If you are consuming sugary drinks, try to drink through a straw to limit the amount of sugar that passes through the teeth. Drinks like wine and soda can stain the teeth.
  • Drink water. Drinking water helps remove debris and sugar from sticking to the teeth. When sugar sticks to the teeth, it can harm the tooth enamel and lead to cavities and tooth decay. Drinking water helps keep your teeth protected and eliminate some of the harmful bacteria in the mouth.
  • Don’t neglect your oral hygiene routine. Brushing and flossing in the morning and at night only takes a few minutes out of your routine. Don’t let the hustle and bustle of the holiday season affect your oral health. Maintaining your oral hygiene routine can minimize your chance of cavities, gum disease, and tooth decay.

Visit Our New Bern, NC Dental Office

Take care of your smile this holiday season. You only get one set of natural teeth, so it is crucial you take the necessary steps to keep them protected, healthy, and functional. As the new year rolls around, don’t let your oral health fall by the wayside, finish this year up strong and show your dentist all the progress you made in the new year. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Hoard, you can contact our New Bern dental office.

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