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Have you set forth an effective oral health treatment plan to protect your smile this holiday season? By building an effective treatment plan, you can make sure you’re well prepared for any potential hazards that may arise. Treatment plans also help to limit overindulging, and they assist with keeping yourself grounded so that your teeth and gums don’t suffer the effects of enjoying yourself a little bit too much during the holidays.

If you find yourself consuming copious amount of sweets and treats, be sure to keep your smile clean of food debris and harmful acids they contain. Chewing sugarless gum after snacking has been known to help prevent cavities due to increased saliva production, which helps neutralize harmful acids. Furthermore, do not brush and floss immediately after meals as your teeth may be sensitive due to the effects of sugars on your enamel. Instead, try alternative treatments such as mouthwash. However, do not completely substitute mouthwash for your brushing and flossing routine, as they still essential to ensure your mouth thrives this season.

Be aware of all foods you may consume that can easily chip or crack your teeth. As you age, your teeth are more prone to dental damage. This means that even foods that you were once able to enjoy without fear of damage, including candy apples or hard candies, may potentially lead to dental damage including chips or cracks in your teeth.

To prevent dental damage, make sure you are following the proper treatment techniques for a healthy smile that can last a lifetime. If you would like Dr. Linh Nguyen and our team at Best Dentistry to bring you in for an oral exam or professional cleaning, please contact our dentist office in Seattle, Washington, by calling us at 206-783-3000. Dental damage and enamel erosion can be conquered, so feel free to come see us today!