What are you looking forward to this holiday season? You don’t have to tell us; we know what’s on your mind – FOOD! Christmas is all about the turkey and the trimmings, the cakes, and the pies. It’s easy to forget about your oral health when you’re having a good time, but if you don’t want to suffer the consequences, you should be aware of what you’re eating, especially if you are wearing braces in North Lauderdale.
Did you know that braces wearers are more prone to tooth decay and gum disease? That’s because the brackets and wires make it hard to keep your teeth clean. So, to help protect your oral health this season, we’ve come up with two easy-to-follow tips.
All that partying, laughing, and dancing will surely deplete your energy, but save some for later since you’ll be brushing and flossing your teeth before retiring to bed. Plaque can turn into tartar in just a matter of hours if you don’t remove them.
So, brush your teeth for two minutes, and don’t forget to floss in between. Flossing with braces can be pretty challenging, but with practice, you’ll get the hang of it.
Sugary drinks and starchy food will surely be all over the place and while it’s okay to enjoy yourself, just make sure you don’t go overboard. If possible, rinse your mouth with water after enjoying sugar-laden treats to prevent cavities and tooth decay.
If you want to learn more about keeping your teeth in great shape while wearing braces, we’re here for you. At TLC Dental & Orthodontics, we are committed to enhancing the quality of life while restoring self-assurance, rebuilding confident smiles, and encouraging dental and medical wellness. Call us today for an appointment.