SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., Oct. 1, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- "Everyone enters the Holiday season with promises to not
overdo it," says San Luis Obispo
dentist, Dr. Douglas Ng
. "Most of us are going to give in to temptation, and the best insurance for keeping our teeth healthy is a good dental hygiene program and counterbalance sugary foods with healthy food."
Dr. Ng has some tips to help people have a great Holiday season and stay on top of their dental health. Along with the usual, and very important, advice to try to minimize alcohol, sweets, and other rich foods, the following tips help keep everyone on the dental health path.
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- Pack a kit to help stick to the daily dental care routine: The kit includes floss, mouthwash, disposable toothbrushes, and maybe even some breath-freshening strips. Disposable toothbrushes, or special tooth wipes, can be thrown away instead of storing a wet toothbrush that might become a bacteria trap. Floss picks are less effective for reaching below the gum line to remove plaque than regular floss, but they are better than nothing during a busy day.
- Drink plenty of water: Staying hydrated is good for overall health, and helps avoid dry mouth that can lead to gum disease and tooth decay. The busier the season, the more important it is to stay hydrated. The American Dental Association (ADA) reports that even though sparkling water is slightly more acidic to teeth, plain water and sparkling water are "all just plain water to your teeth."
- Choose plaque-fighting food: Good news! Holiday turkey is good for your teeth! Healthy food is good for overall health and dental health. There are some foods that are especially helpful for creating saliva and for helping remove plaque. These include: Apples, celery and carrots. The protein, casein, in cheese prevents acid from attacking tooth enamel. Nibble on cheese between sips to help protect your teeth until you can brush and floss.
- Sip and nibble: Definitely give yourself permission to enjoy the feasting and drinking during the Holidays. There are not too many people who have the will power to not indulge just a little. But, instead of drinking the wine or the cocktail, or crunching that piece of hard candy, consider sipping and nibbling.
- Don't open anything with your teeth: When scissors are not available don't try tearing the gift ribbon with your teeth! "Get up and get the scissors," says the San Luis Obispo dentist. Don't pull the cork out of the wine bottle with your teeth. Don't crack even soft-shelled nuts with your teeth or crunch down on hard candy.
- Schedule a post-Holiday dental appointment now: Schedule a post-holiday examination and teeth cleaning early instead of waiting until after the Holidays. For one thing, scheduling early is one less thing on the list of things to do. And, the appointment won't keep getting put off during that after-holiday recovery slump.
Douglas Ng, D.D.S.
862 Meinecke Ave, #203 San Luis Obispo, CA 93405 (805) 544-1246
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SOURCE Dr. Douglas Ng