Limiting Sweets During the Holiday Season

Limiting Sweets During the Holiday Season
Posted on 11/23/2020

Too Much Holiday Sweets

Holiday SweetsAt Gentle Smiles, your local family dentist in Denver, Wheat Ridge, and Golden, CO, we want our patients to take care of their teeth this holiday season. We understand that the next few weeks is a time for indulging and sweets, but we also want to remind our patients that everything is good in moderation, especially sweets. Our Denver family dentist wants to give you the tips and tricks to avoid cavities and other dental procedures this upcoming holiday season.

Oral Hygiene During the Holidays

Good oral hygiene should always be practiced, but even more so during the winter holidays. For most patients, they will probably increase their sugar consumption during the month of December, which allows for a breeding ground of bacteria. Sugar and bacteria are a bad mix because they almost always lead to tooth decay and cavities, unless we take extra care of our teeth. Our Wheat Ridge family dentist recommends practicing the following to decrease your risk of cavities:

  • Brush effectively at least twice per day. During the winter holiday season, we actually suggest brushing after every meal, including after the consumption of candy.
  • Floss at least once per day. Flossing is always essential, but especially during the holidays because the excess of sugar and bacteria will hide between your teeth and in the difficult places to reach. 
  • Rinse with mouthwash. After brushing and flossing, to ensure all of the sugar and bacteria have been removed, Gentle Smiles suggests rinsing with a fluoride mouthwash. 

Caring for your dental health doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all the delicious treats with family and friends, it just means we need to pay a little bit more attention when brushing and flossing.

Schedule Your Next Dental Checkup With Gentle Smiles

To be even more mindful of your dental health, schedule your next checkup with our family dentist in Golden, CO for the beginning of the new year. That way, if you did go a little overboard on the treats, we can catch any new cavities quickly and ensure they are treated early and effectively. Contact Gentle Smiles to schedule your next appointment. Our family dentist is conveniently located with three offices in Denver, Golden, and Wheat Ridge, Colorado. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Dr. Timothy Wachuta

  • Denver Office - 2709 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80222 Phone: (303) 756-2770 Fax: (303) 758-5705
  • Golden Office - 2305 Jackson St., Golden, CO 80401 Phone: (303) 278-2800 Fax: (303) 278-8448
  • Wheat Ridge Office - 8850 W. 38th Ave., Suite D, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 Phone: (303) 425-5100

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