How to prepare your teeth for the holidays

Christmas, Hanukkah and other holidays always come with a lot of eating. Are your teeth ready? Here, we’ll give you some recommendations about preventive procedures to consider during the holiday seasons.

Professional Cleaning

It might sound a bit illogical to have your teeth professionally cleaned before the holidays, considering all the eating, drinking, wear and tear that usually accompanies this time of the year. 

But a thorough, professional cleaning will remove all of the existing plaque and tartar so you can start on a clean slate. We also apply fluoride treatments during professional cleaning treatments, which help prevent cavities and decay over the festive season.

Teeth Whitening

This cosmetic procedure will brighten your teeth by up to 8 shades in a single session so that you can ensure your smile is picture ready as we head into the festive season. 

Whether you’re going on vacation, visiting friends and family or hosting holiday parties, keep your smile white and bright by investing in a whitening treatment early in the season.

Thorough Brushing And Flossing

Brushing and flossing in the morning and evening will ensure that the bacteria and plaque in your mouth stay under control and don’t cause decay. 

Using the correct toothpaste is also very important – people with sensitive teeth should stay away from whitening toothpaste. If you’ve opted for a charcoal toothpaste, try not to use it more than once a week.

If you’re not sure whether your toothpaste is the right one, feel free to schedule a consultation, and we will recommend the best possible option.

Drink A Lot Of Water

Wine, tea and coffee stain the teeth! If you’re concerned about the colouring of your teeth, try to swap these drinks out for water whenever possible. If you do consume wine, tea or coffee often, rinse your mouth with water afterwards and invest in a quality mouthwash. This will ensure that the acids don’t stick to your teeth enamel, which stains them.

Schedule an appointment today

If you’re concerned about your teeth over the holiday season, give us a call, and we’ll help you choose the best options to prep your teeth! Be sure to schedule your appointment early, as we do tend to get booked up during the December holidays.