Christmas is a time when we tend to eat and drink more of the products that can be bad for our teeth and gums, making it extra-important to look after your oral health during this busy time.
So, as the festive period begins, we’ve listed just a few of the dental benefits we hope all of our patients can enjoy over Christmas and into the new year.
Improved oral health
Though Christmas is a busy time it still offers a great opportunity to improve your oral health regime at a time when your teeth and gums might need it most. Remember to brush at least twice a day, use floss or interdental sticks to dislodge debris, and drink plenty of water to cleanse your mouth.
If you have a dental appointment during December, always try to keep it. This can help your dentist to make sure that your dental hygiene practices are working effectively over Christmas and can identify any underlying issues that might otherwise go untreated until the new year.
Focus on preventative dentistry
Removing or replacing a tooth or treating gum disease is always a worst-case scenario, so dentists always prefer to perform preventative dentistry rather than a restorative alternative. Maintaining good oral health and visiting your dentist is the best way to fix problems before they become serious.
It is well documented that excellent oral health is an important factor in our overall physical and mental wellbeing, helping us to be happier and stronger. So the more of our patients we see with healthy and confident smiles this Christmas and throughout 2019, the happier we will be!
At Southview Dental Care in Edenbridge, our friendly team aim to deliver an excellent standard of preventive dental care all year round.
If you have any oral health concerns or would like to organise an appointment before Christmas, please call our friendly team today on 01732 865021.