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The Holidays Can Wreak Havoc On Your Dental Health

By: Dr. Ratti Handa on December 7th, 2016


The holiday season is often synonymous with temptation and overindulgence.

So many parties and family gatherings with sweet treats and delicious winter dishes to enjoy! We often brace ourselves for the holiday fallout of an expanding waistline and humbling trips to the dentist. But what if we could enjoy ourselves without the overindulgence?

Today I’m going to share some of my go-to holiday guidelines for keeping my temptations in check!

  1. At this time of year, I always assume that I will be surrounded by my favorite, devilishly unhealthy things—such as pumpkin pie with fresh whipped cream and homemade caramels dipped in chocolate. As a result, I make sure to brush after every meal. Seriously, give it a try! You are less inclined to continue eating if you have a minty fresh mouth.
  1. Avoid socializing in the kitchen and dining room as much as possible—if you’re not around food 24/7 you are less inclined to eat. And if you are in the kitchen, keep your hands busy! And by busy, I don’t mean reaching for another holiday cookie!
  1. Get your floss on! Yes, flossing should already be on your regular dental hygiene agenda but when you eat more, it’s important to floss more too. Over the years I’ve learned that the cleaner you keep your teeth (particularly in times of stress and hectic holiday activity) the more likely you are to avoid overindulgence, belly aches and emergency trips to the dentist!

The winter season is a time to reflect, surround ourselves with friends and family, and give thanks for another year on this earth. This holiday let’s breathe a little deeper, hold our loved ones a little closer and remember to take care of ourselves too!

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