Tips for looking after your teeth this festive season

Happy holidays! The joyful season is the perfect time to meet with friends and family, relax – and indulge in lots of special meals and snacks. While luxury foods might taste good, they can be sad news for teeth and gums. Here are some easy tips for maintaining good dental health this holiday season.

Food and drink

Most of us know to avoid sugar – because it serves ‘bad’ bacteria in the mouth and helps form plaque, potentially leading to tooth cavities and gum disease. So, at Christmas time, make sure you avoid hard or chewy sweet products like candies and toffees, which adhere to teeth and stay in the mouth for longer – causing more harm.

It can help to hold to savory snacks like cheese – as it’s a sort of calcium, this healthy eating choice help protect your tooth enamel rather than damaging it!

Also, try not to have your snack outside of mealtimes as much as possible. Chewing sugar-free gum is useful for your teeth, and can help stop the temptation to eat canapés and other goodies while socializing.

If you like a drink or two, then it is crucial to avoid fizzy options. That’s because these include a lot of sugar– as much as a spoonful per glass – and tooth-damaging acid. Alternatively, stick to sugar-free mixers, and, even then, try to drink water in-between to dilute the damaging effects. Of course, the perfect option would be to choose water in the first place!

Keep your routine

Parties and late nights can be exciting – but don’t let your dental routine fall. With more eating and drinking activity than usual, it’s more important than ever to keep your teeth super clean. Brush for two minutes with fluoride toothpaste and a toothbrush, floss, and use mouthwash too. Consider replacing your toothbrush if you can’t remember when was the last time you changed it – they should be changed every three to four months. You can even choose to gift yourself an electric toothbrush to make tooth cleaning more comfortable. All these efforts will help make sure you maintain your teeth and gums in the best health.

See the best dentist in Dubai

Before you go away with your family – make a quick stop at your dentist and pediatric dentist at Drs. Nicolas & Asp. Routine six-monthly visits with the best dentist in Dubai mean any possible problems – for you or your children – can be diagnosed and fixed quickly and easily. No one wants a toothache while on holiday!

Treat yourself

You might have been thinking about it for a while – but now is the ideal time to treat yourself to a teeth whitening session with a professional. Or, you might give it as a gift to a family member or friend. A professional teeth whitening can lighten your teeth, on average, eight shades whiter. It’s also a fast process, taking just one session with the dentist – such as Drs. Nicolas & Asp – at around 60 to 90 minutes.

Contact Drs. Nicolas & ASP Clinic for more information and to book a consultation