5 Tips To Keep Teeth Healthy Over The Holidays From My Local Dentists (previously Leichhardt Marketplace Dental)
The festive period can be a hard time for our teeth and gums, but the expert team at My Local Dentists (previously Leichhardt Marketplace Dental) are on hand to keep you smiling through the New Year.
Here are a few teeth-friendly advice for your family from your Leichhardt dentist!
As a holiday bonus, we are also adding 5 awesome tips to help you keep your oral health and smile through the holiday season!
EAT TREATS IN JUST ONE SITTING
It’s better to eat your chocolates in just one sitting or as part of a meal, rather than to chew on them all day. Eating chocolates and candies over time is worse for your teeth than eating them all at once.
TEETH AND TAPE DON’T MIX. SCISSORS ARE YOUR TOOL OF CHOICE
It’s almost Christmas, and you’re left wrapping up to the last minute. In panic, you keep the roll of paper in one hand while ripping off strips of tape with your teeth. STOP! This can damage teeth. Instead, use scissors to cut off strips of tape.
BE CAREFUL OF TOFFEE AND CANDY CANES
Christmas chocolate boxes often come with popular toffees and candy canes. Toffees can stick to restorations, such as dental fillings, crowns, bridges, or veneers, while candy canes are known to break our teeth. Eat chocolates that melt and leave the mouth quickly to limit any damage.
REVERSE THE EFFECTS OF ACIDIC DRINKS WITH WATER
Christmas would not be perfect without a sparkling drink that packs a punch on your overall oral health! The acids, sugar and alcohol levels in sparkling drinks can damage your teeth if regularly consumed.
The same thing applies when drinking a lot of soft drinks and even juice. Don’t think that because your soft drink is sugar-free, it is already safe.
These drinks are high in acids and can cause as much, if not more damage, to the enamel of the teeth.
Enjoy your drinks moderately, and make sure you limit the erosive effects on the teeth enamel by drinking lots of water in between glasses.
ALWAYS REMEMBER TO BRUSH YOUR TEETH
Be sure to brush your teeth at least twice a day for 2 minutes each time.
If you don’t brush your teeth regularly, you could put your teeth and gums at risk of developing dental problems.
With the upcoming holidays, remember to give your oral health, extra love and attention!
Optimum Oral Health in Leichhardt
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from our team at My Local Dentists (previously Leichhardt Marketplace Dental)!
My Local Dentists (previously Leichhardt Marketplace Dental) services and treatments are 100% personalised to you and your personal needs.
Alongside our dentists, the supporting staff at My Local Dentists (previously Leichhardt Marketplace Dental) are extremely talented, dedicated, and experienced. Working together, we ensure that each of your visit with us is as pleasant as possible.
GAP FREE Promotion for New Patients
We believe prevention is essential to a beautiful and healthy smile, and so we will do everything we can to minimise any barriers to visiting the dentist.
To achieve this, we do not charge a gap payment from any health fund for preventative services, and this includes your six-monthly check-up, scale and cleans, check-up X-rays, intraoral photos, personalised treatment plan and fluoride treatments.
*for new patients only
Call us on (02) 9100 0188 or request your appointment online.
We are located at Shop 48, Leichhardt Marketplace Shopping Centre, 122-138 Flood Street in Leichhardt.