Top Dental Tips For the Holiday Season

Top Dental Tips For the Holiday Season

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Maintain your regular cleaning routine

Despite office parties, big family gatherings, and late nights, it’s essential to maintain a regular oral maintenance routine. Brush your teeth twice a day and floss once. If you’re going out of town, pack all your essentials, including any specialized dental supplies you might need. 

Dental professionals recommend brushing your teeth approximately 30 minutes after eating (not sooner, as this could damage your teeth). If you’re at an event, and can’t brush your teeth, rinse your mouth with still water and chew some sugar-free gum. 

Consider the sugar content.

Sugar rules the holiday season. Eggnog (particularly store-bought!), sweet baked goods, and cookies are easy high-sugar examples. The list is endless when we move on to the puddings, fudge, and hot cocoa. Even food we don’t consider sweet can be loaded with added sugars, such as in the glaze on cooked ham, cranberry sauce, and dressings. So, the recommendation is to do everything in moderation.  

Sweet drinks such as soda and lemonade significantly increase sugar intake, but some alcohol, such as ciders and cocktails, can also quickly push up that sugar counter. If you do want alcoholic or sugary drinks, make sure to also stay hydrated by drinking plenty of still water.

If, in addition to the festive fun, you also want food that is good for your teeth, consider adding these ingredients to your menu

Treat your teeth well.

Everyone can get a bit silly over the festive season, but don’t take it out on your teeth. Be careful of doing anything that might crack or damage them, such as opening beer bottles, cracking nuts, or playing contact sports without a mouth guard. Plus, don’t forget crunchy or sticky food; candy canes, rocky road, or caramel, for example, can all be nightmares for your dental well-being.

And if your tooth does get knocked out, or if it falls out? The recommendation is to pick it up (don’t touch the root), wash it gently if dirty, and place it back in the socket if possible. Make sure to gently hold it in place, keep it moist, and see a dentist within half an hour of the injury. This leads us to our final point:

Be prepared if something happens.

Many dental practices will be closed over the holiday season, so be prepared if you need medical attention. If your dentist is unavailable until the new year, ask him for a dental referral or emergency dental practice, just in case. 

Do You Have Your 2023 Appointment Lined Up?

Make sure you’re at the front of the line for the 2023 dental check-ups. Contact us to schedule an appointment for the new year.

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Time Sensitive Dental Care

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Dental care is critical and matters to your overall health as much as any other sector of health. A toothache, jaw pain, or mouth pain can affect your everyday life, and it is effortless to push aside a dental appointment until necessary. Especially with the COVID-19 pandemic, many people think they don’t have the options or opportunities to visit the dentist.

At Cakmes Dental Studio, we are here to help no matter what. We have committed to keeping our office exceptionally clean and follow and exceed all COVID-19 guidelines. We understand that dental care is time-sensitive, and we are available for appointments through our website or if you give us a call. Taking care of your oral health can make a huge difference in your overall health and everyday life, and we prioritize that at Cakmes Dental Studio.

Some time-sensitive dental care that should be taken care of immediately is painful toothaches, mouth or face swelling, teeth or face injuries, or broken or lost fillings. Other time-sensitive dental care can be seen as broken teeth, bleeding or swollen gums, gum disease, as well as severe pain to the point that you can’t eat or sleep. Tooth pain can be a sign of various diseases like tooth decay, an infection, or something worse. This is a common time-sensitive issue that we can take care of immediately. 

If you need some pointers on how to keep your oral health in tip-top shape at home, we have many tips for you. Flossing should be more of a priority than we know you think it is. Regular brushing and flossing can help remove plaque, which damages teeth and gums. Avoiding sugary foods and drinks, as well as tobacco, can eliminate several health issues, including tooth and gum disease. Of course, a simple tip is brushing your teeth morning and night; we suggest making sure that you use toothpaste with fluoride in it to help prevent cavities. Try practicing tongue cleaning at home, too. For best results, you can use a tongue cleaner or a soft-bristle toothbrush. This can make a huge difference in your overall health.

Remember, at Cakmes Dental Studio, we prioritize your overall health and are here for any dental needs you may have, including those that are time-sensitive. If you need to come into the office, call us at 865-584-6163 or visit our website to request an appointment. 

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