Christmas, even if you do not celebrate, brings a certain magic to the air. It marks the end of the year. Family gathers round. The air feels crisper. There is music and merriment all around. There are also lots of sweets. Sugar seems to be in almost everything. There are mugs filled with hot cocoa or hot apple cider. There are Christmas cookies, sugar plums, candy canes, chocolate, and more. It can be hard to say no to all the temptation nor should you have to. You should be able to enjoy the seasonal treats. We have some tips on how to keep your smile healthy during the Christmas season. Talk to Dr. Cabal in Fort Worth, Texas about your smile’s health.
Mix In Veggies
Vegetables tend to take a backseat during the holidays. If they are not shining as a side dish, they seem to not be around much. Rather than having the kids decorate Christmas cookies, let them make edible art with slices of bell peppers. Red and green make for some festive choices.
Balance the Sweets
Moderation and balance is the best way to keep you from overloading on sweets. If you are eating a lot of cookies and sweets, maybe drink water instead of hot cocoa. If you are drinking eggnog, perhaps eat one less cookie. A bit of mindfulness about what you are eating and drinking can help you to balance out what could be affecting your smile’s health.
Keep Up the Routine
Christmastime is a very busy time of year. With parties and family gatherings, it can be tempting to just climb right into bed when the hustle and bustle is done. However, it is extremely important to keep up with your smile’s hygiene. Brushing and flossing is important no matter how busy you get.
Do you have questions about your smile?
Your smile is still a priority during the holidays. To schedule your consultation call Lake Country Orthodontics in Fort Worth, TX at (817) 236-7846. Our office proudly serves patients who live in Ft. Worth, White Settlement, North Ft. Worth, Springtown, Rome, Haslet, Azle, Saginaw, and all surrounding communities.