With the holiday season fast approaching, you’re going to have a lot on your plate; that includes a lot of the delicious desserts and sugary treats that can wreak havoc on your family’s dental health. But you don’t have to give in to cavities and decay if you’re proactive with your oral health care. Take our advice below, and then make your pre- holiday Plano family dentistry appointments with Dr. Antoon at Antoon Family Dental today. Dr. Antoon and his experienced team can help you and your family stay healthy year round. Antoon Family Dental proudly serve patients of all ages throughout Plano, TX, Frisco, Allen, The Colony, Richardson, North Dallas, Garland, and the surrounding communities.
Plano Family Dentistry: 5 Healthy Holiday Tips
#1- Boost Your Dairy Intake
Try drinking a glass of low fat milk, or eating a small piece of cheese, after eating a sugary dessert. This will help wash away and trap harmful sugary residues. Also, the extra calcium and vitamin D will help fortify your teeth against infection and decay.
#2- Chew Sugar Free Gum
The ingredient Xylitol, which is found in most brands of sugar free gum, has been shown to strengthen teeth and fight against cavities.
#3- Ax the Snacks
Snacking in between meals can be very damaging to your teeth. Snacking prolongs the amount of time your teeth are exposed to dangerous sugary residues. Try only eating a few filling meals per day, and then brushing afterwards, to reduce the chance of developing cavities.
#4- Come Prepared
You may have plans to attend holiday parties or to do some holiday traveling. If you do, remember to pack a travel size oral hygiene kit (toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss) to carry with you so that you are more likely to keep up a healthy oral hygiene routine throughout the holiday season.
#5- Make the Call
The most important thing you can do to keep your teeth healthy this season, is to make an appointment with Antoon Family Dental for a dental checkup and cleaning. Dr. Antoon can stop or prevent tooth decay as well as protect your teeth with dental sealants and fluoride treatments.
Don’t let tooth decay and gum disease ruin your family’s good health over the holidays. Make your Plano family dentistry appointments with Dr. Antoon at Antoon Family Dental today. Dr. Antoon and his highly qualified team proudly serve families throughout Plano, TX, Frisco, Allen, The Colony, Richardson, North Dallas, Garland, and nearby areas.