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Fall has arrived, which means the holidays are quickly approaching. This is a fun and exciting time, but sometimes it can be damaging to your smile. If you’re not careful, your teeth and gums could suffer the consequences. So, to help you prepare for your upcoming holiday parties, our dentist, Dr. Wilford Samson, recommends learning how to care for your smile so you can maintain a top-notch oral health.

The first thing you should do is start with oral hygiene. Leading up to your parties, it’s important to brush, floss, and rinse. As you do these things, the teeth will be cleaned, nourished, and strengthened. It’s also important to visit your dentist if you’re due for your six-month checkup. This appointment will also help you have the strongest smile for the upcoming holiday season.

The second thing you should do is eat the tooth-healthy holiday snacks. If you stick to the celery, cheese, and carrots, you’ll be on the right track. It’s best to cut back or avoid the sugary snacks so your teeth don’t have to worry about the threat of tooth decay.

The third thing you should do is choose your beverage while thinking of your smile. Unfortunately, there are many beverages that can harm the teeth, like wine, soda, coffee, and black tea. This is because they can stain or erode the enamel. So, it’s best to stick to water or another beverage that won’t attack your teeth. If you don’t have any other options than the tooth-harming drinks, make sure to rinse your mouth after drinking them.

Do you have questions about how to have a top-notch holiday oral health in Enfield, Connecticut? If so, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Enfield Family Dental at 860-749-2225. Our dental team will be more than happy to assist you!