Oral Health Never Takes a Holiday: Dentist-Approved Tips To Keep Your Oral Health Routine In Check During The Busy Holiday Season
Whether you’re heading to the mountains for a big family reunion or you have relatives coming to stay for the holidays, it’s important to stick with your oral hygiene habits. Late nights, traveling away from home and the extra pressure to get things ready for the holidays can often make it harder to keep up with your daily flossing and brushing.
If you’re not careful, however, this season of giving could bring you dental pain or a cavity. Here are some easy ways to stay mindful of your dental health during this busy month.
Dentist-Approved Tips To Maintain Oral Health During the Holiday Season:
Tip #1 – Travel toothbrushes get the job done.
While electric toothbrushes make brushing easier, it’s not always convenient to pack them for an overnight trip or keep them charged while you’re away from home. Travel toothbrushes are inexpensive and fit easily in any suitcase or handbag. Make sure to pick up some extra ones for your kids and spouse.
Tip #2 – Don’t go to bed without brushing your teeth.
Late-night holiday parties and last-minute holiday wrapping are no excuse for not brushing your teeth and flossing. Make a mental note to remember to brush your teeth before you climb into bed.
Tip #3 – Buy yourself a new toothbrush.
Sometimes having a new toothbrush can inspire even the sleepiest teenager into cleaning their teeth. Floss, like toothpaste, also comes in different flavors. Try cinnamon for a change.
Tip #4 – Help your guests protect their teeth.
Keep extra toothbrushes and floss on hand for your holiday guests. Having these items in your medicine cabinet will save you one less trip to the store. Someone always needs an extra toothbrush.
If you or anyone in your family experiences dental pain over the holidays, make sure to give us a call. The sooner you have any dental pain checked out, the less likely it will develop into a more serious problem.