As you probably know, the holiday season typically spans from Halloween to New Years. Typically, this season is a time of fun and family. Similarly, during this season, you’ll probably find yourself surrounded by more sweets than you normally might. As you can probably guess, this means you might be more vulnerable to cavities.
For instance, you could consider limiting the amount of sweets you eat. In reality, you probably won’t be following your normal diet strictly, which is fine. Still, even if you don’t follow your normal diet precisely, you should try to avoid consuming excessive sugar. However, you should also remember to eat healthier foods because they can help you counteract bad bacteria that could form in your mouth.
Of course, you should also remember to keep a toothbrush with you. As you know, brushing for two minutes at a time twice a day and flossing every day can help you prevent tooth decay. However, if you eat something highly acidic, please wait for at least thirty minutes before brushing. Water can also help you avoid cavities—whether you drink it or rinse with it. You see, water can negate the acids in your mouth and carry bad bacteria or food particles from your mouth.
If you’re worried about the health of your mouth, or are simply interested in a thorough cleaning, please don’t hesitate to give Rahn Dental Group a call at (937) 435-0324. Our dentist, Dr. Richard C. Quinttus and our team will be happy to examine your mouth and offer you personalized advice. We’re eager to hear from you.