There are plenty of toothbrushing tactics for tackling holiday treats. Unlike diet fads, the tried and true methods for cleaning our teeth in the past can be just as effective in modern times. Brushing our teeth is still one of the most effective and proven methods for proper oral health care. As long as we keep our teeth clean, bacteria and food particles have a much harder job in damaging them.
Below are a few methods to keeping your teeth clean during the holidays:
— Use toothbrushes with softer bristles, as harder bristles can damage your gums. Also, be sure not to press too hard. The goal is to clean the teeth, not strip them of their enamel.
— Visit your dentist every six months or as directed for an oral exam with Dr. Ronald Levine, or a professional cleaning.
— Many holiday delights can leave residue behind in hard to reach places, so be sure to brush thoroughly on all sides and surfaces of each tooth.
— Keep your toothbrushes clean and properly stored when not in use.
— Make sure to brush your teeth for 2 minutes, at least twice daily.
— Look for toothbrushes and toothpaste that are dentist-recommended with the ADA Seal of Acceptance.
—Chewy candies and hard candies can be extremely difficult to brush away. If possible, avoid them, or give extra care to brushing your teeth after consumption.
With the proper oral health care holiday hygiene, you can make your mouth dazzle this holiday season. For more information about brushing your teeth, or to schedule an appointment at Ronald Levine in Germantown, Maryland, please call us at 301.540.8808 to speak with a merry member of our team. Contact us for a brighter whiter smile today!