Smile It’s the Holidays! It’s the Best Time for a Mouth Manicure

The Christmas holidays are an excellent time to think about how you could improve your oral health. There are some simple things you can do to achieve a ‘manicured’ and healthier smile.

  1. Avoid eating very acidic or hard foods. Acidic foods can erode tooth enamel, increasing the risk of cavities. Crunching on hard foods like popcorn or ice cubes can cause microscopic cracks in tooth enamel.
  2. Avoid clenching and grinding your teeth, a nocturnal habit called bruxism. It’s frequently linked to stress and anxiety but can also be caused by crooked teeth or an abnormal bite. If you suspect you clench and grind, come and see us here at Lethbridge Dental Clinic as we can fit you with a custom mouthguard to protect your teeth.
  3. If you smoke, make it your New Year’s resolution to quit because it is terrible for oral health and general health. In addition to bad breath, smoking can increase your risk of gum disease and potentially loss of teeth.
  4. Eat healthily as your teeth and gums need a good diet to remain strong and to fight infection and disease. At this time of year, it’s easy to indulge in vitamin-packed fresh fruits and veggies so look for new recipes to make the most of seasonal produce.