The Holidays are near ahead and sweets seem to appear everywhere you go, and with all of the present-wrapping and card-writing, there’s not much time to devote to you and your family’s health and well-being.
In the classic holiday movie, Hermey dreamed of becoming a dentist and helping people keep their teeth healthy. This year, Hermey and the Waverley Oaks Dental came up with a set of tips to help families keep their smiles in tip-top shape.
Getting a healthy smile this Holidays
✓ Have a routine. Hermey always brushes his teeth two times a day, for two minutes, and you should too! It’s what keeps your mouth healthy in December and all year long.
✓ Eat carrots. Cookies and sweets are nice holiday treats, but instead of reaching for another candy cane, take a cue from Rudolph and eat the carrots.
✓ Visit your dentist! The holidays can be a busy time, but that doesn’t mean you can forget about your teeth. If you are due for a teeth cleaning or need work done, don’t forget to visit your dentist in December.
✓ Drink water. You need a lot of energy for holiday activities, but avoid drinking sodas, sports drinks and juices with lots of sugar. Instead, drink water with fluoride in it to keep your teeth strong and healthy.
✓ Protect your teeth. Wear a mouth guard whenever you play sports – or reindeer games – this winter.
A World of Good Wishes from Waverley Oaks Dental. One of the real joys this holiday season is the opportunity to say thank you and wish you the very best for the new year