The holidays are almost upon us, and we want to make sure your teeth and gums stay healthy and strong for all the festivities. Here are a few ways you can protect your smile:

  • Cut down on sweets.

With the abundance of desserts and sweets available to you, it’s hard not to indulge. However, too much sugar can increase the bacteria in your mouth which can lead to a greater risk of cavities. 

  • Avoid the damage of teeth grinding.

The holidays can increase stress levels, and as a result, many people grind their teeth. If you are prone to this habit in response to stress, get a custom mouthguard created to protect your teeth from damage

  • Keep up with your regular oral care routine.

It’s easy to forget to brush or floss when you have so much planning to do! But make it a priority to brush twice a day and floss at least once.

  • Have a balanced, healthy diet.

Make sure throughout this time of year your diet is nutritionally balanced. Enjoy healthy proteins, plenty of fruits and vegetables, calcium-rich foods, and healthy grains. 

  • Get your dental checkup in before the year ends.

5 Ways to Protect Your Smile Over the HolidaysIf you have dental insurance, make sure you get your checkup before your benefits run out this year. We’ll help you stay on top of your healthy smile with a thorough cleaning and exam.

For an appointment, call us at 865-685-4886 or ​request an appointment online.