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December 11, 2013
Category: Informational
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Holiday sweets can be tough on teeth

The winter holidays are known for sweet treats and tempting goodies, but that doesn't mean that you have to end up with cavities in January.  

The best way to avoid cavities, while still enjoying your holiday indulgences, is to practice good oral hygiene. Here are some tips:

  • Eating sugary foods as part of a balanced meal is better than eating them alone. The body produces more saliva, which washes away more food and helps neutralize harmful acids before they can attack teeth.
  • Try to limit foods that take a long time to chew.  That's because sticky foods, including nutritious choices like raisins and dried fruit, hold acid against teeth longer than do other foods. 
  • If you're unable to brush your teeth after eating, rinsing your mouth thoroughly with water or chewing sugar-free gum will help to wash away food particles, produce more saliva and neutralize acids in your mouth
  • And as always, be sure to brush your teeth, at least twice a day, for two to three minutes to get the most thorough cleaning.

Happy Holidays From Osmanski Dental  

Wishing you every happiness this holiday season

and through out the coming year