Caring for your teeth during the holidays

It’s officially October, and we’re now entering the last quarter of the year. It’s the time of year packed with holidays, and with any holiday comes cookies, cakes, and every type of sugary treat. It’s a dangerous time for cavities and tooth decay.

Watch out for your teeth and follow our tips for taking care of your oral hygiene during this busy time!

Brush and floss regularly 

The best thing you can do for your teeth is to keep a consistent dental routine. Brush your teeth twice a day, or more, if you’re eating lots of sticky candy. Floss at least once a day to remove food particles collected throughout the day. 

It’s easy to forget or skip a few nights, especially when it gets busy, but keeping a routine will help prevent tooth decay or cavities.

Avoid certain sweets

While all sugar is harmful to your teeth, there are certain treats that cause extra damage. If you’re given the choice, watch out for sticky desserts—like caramel apples—that might stick around on your teeth.

Anything sticky or chewy that easily gets stuck between teeth is best to avoid. Crumbly, soft desserts are less harsh on teeth and tend to wash away from enamel easily. 

Schedule your dentist appointments

Visiting the dentist is one of the best ways to check the health of your teeth and gums. The dentist can spot warning signs and decay before you might be able to. It’s important to visit the dentist twice a year for a thorough cleaning and check-up.

Call us at (573) 243-5200 or stop by Jackson Dental’s office at 3100 E Jackson Blvd., Jackson, Mo., to book your appointment.