The most wonderful time of the year has arrived! While you are enjoying this festive season, keep in mind that snacking can make or break (sometimes literally) your dental health. Check out these tips:
#1 Snack Routine
Especially for children, it's important to keep up a routine, both for snacking and for cleaning after eating these snacks. Maintaining this routine not only boosts your dental health, but also your overall health.
While we're not suggesting that you completely avoid the hallmark sweets and treats of the season, we do suggest making mindful snacking choices. Eating excess sugar can cause significant damage to your teeth, so balance sugary treats with healthy choices.
In addition to the contents, pay attention to the texture of your snack, in particular keep in mind that snack such as hard candies and shelled nuts can damage your teeth. So, be sure that you do not put yourself at risk of a cracked tooth while snacking.
#4 Clean Routine
Brushing and flossing are an absolute must after snacking. Don't skimp on these mouth healthy habits as you celebrate the season.