Tips To Maintain Oral Hygiene through the Holiday Season

The holiday season is not only a time for spreading cheer and giving, it also is a time for many of us to indulge in some of our favorite meals and sweets. Unfortunately for us all many of the delightful treats we enjoy are filled with sugar and other oral decay causing substances. At Smile Atelier, home of Dr. Borzoo Ahmadi DDS, he and his team makes sure to take extra time to educate their client’s on how to maintain healthy teeth throughout the Holiday Season.

Dr. Ahmadi stresses the importance of moderation during this time of year. He believes that it is ok to indulge in your favorite sweet treats and drinks, but over indulgence often leaves room for increased teeth decay leading to cavities. At Smile Atelier, patients are educated on how to set aside time during all the festivities to enjoy the many wonderful creations, while not over doing it. One tip that is shared, is that studies have shown that consuming sugary substances after meals improves the ability to neutralize plaque acids, due to increased saliva production. The most difficult obstacle to overcome during this time of year is choosing sweets that are sugar free, the Smile Atelier team takes pride in sharing information with their patients, regarding sweeteners such as xylitol, which can actually help with reducing plaque buildup. Avoiding non- cavity causing sweeteners such as aspartame, sorbitol, and mannitol are imperative, but especially during this time of year. Doing as little as chewing sugar free gum after meals, not only help with increased saliva production which helps naturally rinse away bacteria and plaque, it also helps with collecting food particles that may have been left behind. Dr. Ahmadi recommends chewing sugar free gum for about 20 minutes to reap its benefits.

Lastly making home health care a priority is essential to staying cavity free. The recommended brushing and flossing twice a day, along with rinsing with mouth wash if possible after meals is vital. Contact Dr. Ahmadi today to schedule yourself and the family an appointment.

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