West Side

885 Pancheri Dr.
Idaho Falls ID 83402

East Side

2685 Channing Way
Idaho Falls, ID 83404

As the holiday season approaches, it’s important to remember to take care of your teeth. The holidays can be a time of indulgence, with sweet treats and rich foods, but it’s important to make sure you don’t neglect your oral health. Here are some tips and tricks for taking care of your teeth during the holiday season.

  • Brush and floss regularly. This may seem like a no-brainer, but it’s important to remember to brush at least twice a day and floss at least once a day. This will help to remove any food particles that may be stuck in your teeth, preventing cavities and keeping your mouth healthy
  • Watch your sugar intake. The holiday season is filled with sugary treats, from cookies to candy canes. While it’s okay to indulge every now and then, be aware of how much sugar you’re consuming. Too much sugar can lead to cavities, so try to balance out your sweets with healthier snacks like fruits and vegetables
  • Drink plenty of water. Water is essential for keeping your mouth healthy. It helps to wash away any food particles that may be stuck in your teeth, and it also keeps your mouth hydrated. Make sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day, especially if you’re indulging in sugary treats.
  • Avoid hard or sticky candies. Hard candies and sticky candies can be particularly bad for your teeth. Hard candies can break your teeth if you bite down on them, and sticky candies can get stuck in your teeth, leading to cavities. If you do enjoy these types of treats, be sure to brush and floss afterwards to remove any residue.
  • Visit your dentist. The holiday season can be a busy time, but it’s important to make sure you’re keeping up with your regular dental appointments. Your dentist can help to identify any potential problems and provide solutions to keep your mouth healthy.

By following these tips and tricks, you can enjoy the holiday season without sacrificing your oral health. Remember to brush and floss regularly, watch your sugar intake, drink plenty of water, avoid hard or sticky candies, and visit your dentist for regular check-ups. With a little bit of effort, you can have a happy and healthy holiday season.

Come visit Park West Dental and experience convenient and comfortable dental care. We look forward to meeting you!