When the holiday season gets into full swing, it can be difficult to keep routines on track. Maybe you indulge in a few more treats or perhaps you skip a few things you normally would not skip. For the health of your smile and the health of your family’s smiles, it is important to remember to take care of mouth, teeth, and gums. A few of the following tips can be easy ways to keep your smiles healthy without sacrificing on all the holiday fun!
Swap For More Healthful Treats
Your family may have a tradition of making holiday cookies or gingerbread houses. Nobody wants to miss out on traditions and treats. However, it can be fun to start new traditions that circle around more mindful nutrition. Red and green bell peppers can be sliced up to make building blocks for some festive food fun. Inside the treats, try swapping out some of the sugar for more healthful ingredients. Seasonal spices like cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg can add tons of flavor without the need for all the sweet. If you want to keep up the old traditions, just stay mindful of the amount and drink plenty of water to rinse away any harm.
Keep Up Your Oral Hygiene Routine
The busy time of year can mean falling asleep without brushing your teeth. Waking up early to find what Santa left may mean that the morning routine goes by the wayside. Remember that brushing and flossing at least twice a day is still important. It can be even more important with all those candy canes and cookies around. If you make appointments with your dentist or orthodontist, it is important to keep them even with all of holiday busy that might be a buzz.
Stocking Stuffers and Gifts
Today’s market is full of very neat toothbrushes for kids and even adults. Some electric toothbrushes or flossers can make great gifts for adults, while fun, cartoon-themed toothbrushes can be great stocking stuffers for children.
Smiles can stay healthy during the holidays
Ask Dr. Cabal for more tips on keeping smiles healthy. To schedule a consultation, call our office in Ft. Worth, TX, at (817) 236-7846. We serve adults, teens, and children from White Settlement, North Fort Worth, Springtown, Rome, Haslet, Azle, Saginaw, and surrounding Texas communities.