Posted on December 10, 2018 in Dental Checkups
Happy holidays! How are you celebrating the season this year? Whatever your December festivities look like, it can be helpful to be informed and prepared to keep your oral wellness in top shape throughout all your celebrations. Here are some of his best dental tips for your holiday celebrations.
Feast Away! But Avoid Frequent Snacking
Eating stimulates saliva production in your mouth, which can help in neutralizing acids. When you sit down to eat a meal, the acids that are produced by the foods you’re eating are quickly neutralized as you continue to eat – whereas, if you snack on foods here and there, acids are produced, but your mouth often doesn’t have enough time to stimulate the saliva needed to thereafter neutralize those acids.
Use a Straw
Enjoy sipping on ciders or relaxing with coffees and teas this holiday, but remember that most dark liquids will inevitably stain your teeth. Using a straw minimizes the direct contact the liquid has with your teeth to reduce your risk of staining.
Chew Sugar-Free Gum
Remember how important it is to produce saliva for neutralization? Chewing sugar-free gum stimulates that saliva production. Plus, the person with a pack of gum at a party is always instantly popular, right?
Schedule An Appointment
If you have questions about keeping your teeth in great shape this holiday or to schedule your next appointment with Financial District San Francisco dentist Dr. Kandar, call (415) 523-9178 today!