Having a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season
The holidays are full of joy and time spent with family that become memories to look back on — so who wouldn’t want their smile to look their best?
Our dentists at ProHEALTH Dental are here to help you have a happy holiday season by offering ways you can improve the health and appearance of your smile and avoid dental issues in the new year.
Stay on Top of Your Dental Hygiene
With so many fun and festive events going on during the holidays, it can be easy to forget to keep up with your dental hygiene routine at home. However, slacking on your brushing and flossing can lead to gingivitis, cavities, and other dental concerns. This means you may be ringing in the new year with a visit to the dentist due to discomfort or decay.
The best way to keep your teeth and gums healthy and shining bright is to take great care of them. Here are some reminders to help you protect your oral health:
- Eat teeth-friendly foods.
- Avoid sugary, dark-colored holiday drinks.
- Avoid using your teeth as a tool.
- Drink plenty of water.
- Brush your teeth 2-3 times a day.
- Floss regularly.
Consider Teeth Whitening
Your teeth can become stained due to aging, genetics, smoking, consuming dark-colored foods and drinks, and taking certain antibiotics. There are many ways to fix stained teeth — including changing lifestyle habits, improving your oral care routine, filling cavities that cause staining, and teeth whitening treatments.
Depending on the cause of tooth discoloration, you may be a prime candidate for a teeth whitening treatment. Teeth whitening is a cosmetic procedure that helps lighten discolored teeth for a whiter, brighter smile. Whitening your teeth may also inspire you to take better care of your smile!
While there are over-the-counter options available, your ProHEALTH Dental dentist can offer safer, stronger, and more effective in-office treatments to protect your teeth as you whiten them. Since different whitening methods are more effective for different types of discoloration, your dentist can choose the best products for your teeth.
See Your ProHEALTH Dental Hygienist for a Cleaning
Not only will a dental cleaning keep your teeth looking shiny and bright — it will keep them healthy, as well. At your cleaning, we’ll also check the health of your gums and teeth to ensure there are no new signs of cavities, tartar build-up, decay, or other oral conditions. If you’ve been putting off scheduling your next appointment, now is a perfect time!