As St. Patrick’s Day gets a little bit closer every day, we think over the things you’ll probably be doing to celebrate. There’s indulging in shamrock-hued drinks, spending some times partying with friends, and heading out into lovely weather for some outdoor fun. While this all sounds like a lot of fun, it’s important to remember that it’s easy to overlook celebratory choices that can end up negatively affecting your oral health! Ready to discover how to make sure you’re not compromising your smile? We’ve got some suggestions.
Suggestion: Say Yes To Your Routine
What’s your usual daily routine like? Do you brush in the morning and floss, then brush again at night? What time do you go to sleep? You might not realize it but holidays are a good reminder that maintaining your usual routine is very beneficial to your oral health. Consider the following reasons:
- If you break up your usual routine, you may end up skipping a brushing or flossing session. Enjoy yourself but don’t change up your dental hygiene!
- If you miss out on your usual exercise or relax time, you might aggravate your bruxism or TMJ disorder. Remember to keep your planned stress-relief time scheduled in.
Suggestion: Easy On The Green Drinks
Green drinks won’t necessarily cause any major trauma to your oral health (though sugary or acidic drinks do promote tooth decay). However, we just like to remind patients that green-tinted beverages can leave quite a strange cast on your teeth. Remember to rinse thoroughly after such a beverage (and to brush 30 minutes later) to keep your teeth bright and white (instead of stained).
Celebrate While Protecting Your Oral Health
Tips and tricks for enjoying fun events without sabotaging oral health are easily gathered up when you come in for your dental checkups. Call our Cleveland Family Dental office in Cleveland, TX, today at (281) 592-1234. We proudly serve patients and their families from Cleveland, Kingwood, New Caney, Conroe, Livingston, Huffman, and all surrounding communities.