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Article Title: Dentist Gives Advice to Keep Holiday Smiles Bright

 

Article Source: http://health.usnews.com/health-news/family-health/brain-and-behavior/articles/2011/12/17/dentist-gives-advice-to-keep-holiday-smiles-bright

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Through this health news article, the Academy of General Dentistry gives advice about how to keep your teeth in the best shape during the holiday season.  During the holidays, more parties lead people to consume more sugary drinks and sweets than usual.  The spokesperson for the Academy of General Dentistry also noted that patients’ hectic schedules and stress levels can lead to oral hygiene suffering.

There are multiple ways to protect your teeth during the holiday season, which include:

  • Rinsing Your Teeth– red and white wines are very acidic and can eat away at tooth enamel.  Do not swish wine around in your mouth, and make sure to drink water in between glasses of wine to reduce the amount of acid from your teeth.
  • Watch Out For the Sweets- sugary foods can help cavity-causing bacteria to grow.  Chew sugar-free gum or drink water when you do not have a toothbrush and floss handy.
  • Stop Stressing- during the holidays, individuals tend to stress more causing them to clench and grind their teeth.  This can lead to jaw pain, headaches, and even chipped teeth.  Find ways to back away from stress and relax during the holiday season for both your general and oral health!

 

The Pure Dental Health team is here to ensure that your teeth stay at their healthiest, even during the holiday rush!  Learn more on how we can help by contacting our Atlanta office and following these health news tips!

Posted on behalf of Pure Dental Health

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