Holidays and Oral Health

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The holidays are a special time of the year, but if you’re not cautious, you can do major harm to your teeth. By taking precautions to not open things with your mouth, to eat sweets at the suitable times and to do what you can to brush thoroughly, you can shield your teeth this year. Here’s some extra info to help you protect your dental health this season:

Don’t open presents with your teeth! Though it may be tempting to open presents immediately, don’t do it with your teeth: teeth can fissure or break when you use them to open items. Instead, use scissors and the right tools for the job.

Try eating sweets around meal times. Because your oral cavity naturally formulates saliva around meal times, consider munching on any sweets you’ll have around meal times. The surplus spit in your mouth will help to clean away cavity-initiating bacteria.

Finally, ensure that you’re brushing for long enough by singing a holiday tune in your head. By mentally singing through a tune, you’ll be sure to brush your teeth for the full two minutes that we recommend.

Now is the time: phone 301-540-8808 now to plan a visit with Dr. Ronald Levine and our staff in Germantown, Maryland.