Making Your Smile Shine Bright This Holiday

tips for a healthy smile during the holidays

The holiday season has arrived, and that means plenty of parties, wonderful company, and delicious treats! We want to help you keep your smile glowing and bright throughout the year, but especially now. Take a look at these tips to help make that happen!

Don’t use your teeth as tools.

When wrapping and unwrapping gifts, it can be tempting to use your teeth as a way to snip ribbon or get packaging open. Though your teeth are strong, they were made for eating – not to double as a pair of scissors! Using your teeth as a tool could cause you to chip or crack a tooth, injure your jaw, or even accidentally swallow something. Do your teeth a favor and take the extra time to find the right tool for the job.

Stuff stockings with tooth-friendly items.

Most of those who stuff stockings often reach for at least a few sugary treats. If you’re giving candy, consider chocolate, as it washes away from the teeth more easily than sticky sweets. It’s also a great idea to toss in a few ADA-Accepted items as a gentle reminder to keep care of your pearly whites.

Making brushing festive, too!

Sticking to your regular dental routine is the most important part of maintaining a healthy smile. Make brushing more fun by picking a favorite holiday song to listen to while you brush, and another for flossing!

Make your smile appear whiter with lipstick.

Ever wished you had a quick-fix for a visibly whiter smile? Wearing a red or pink shade of lipstick with a blue undertone will help make your teeth appear whiter and brighter in an instant. Perfect for holiday parties!

This holiday season, be sure to keep your teeth in mind. It’s perfectly find to enjoy treats here and there, but a healthy smile is essential! Give us a call at 414.352.1600 in Glendale/Fox Point or 414.421.2303 in Greendale to schedule an appointment or ask questions.