Be Sweet To Your Teeth This Holiday Season And Put Down The Treats

Be Sweet To Your Teeth This Holiday Season And Put Down The Treats

Posted on December 12 2019

 

Most people enjoy the holiday season without taking the time to consider the Long-term health ramifications on their teeth that many of the holiday sweets and treats that they typically consume cause.

Stay away from to many sugary baked goods. This one should go without saying, but in case you’ve been living under a rock all these years, sugary baked goods aren’t particularly good for your dental health. The holidays bring a ton of these things your way. This time of year, it’s especially important to exercise moderation when it comes to sweets.

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Then you have Candy Canes. Candy canes are basically pure sugar, for all intents and purposes. They’re composed primarily of sucrose common table sugar derived from either sugar cane or sugar beets. They also contain high fructose corn syrup, a modified starch. It’s no secret that they’re not great for your teeth.

 

Most people next reach for a hand full of dried fruit. Dried fruit sticks easily to the surfaces of your teeth, providing nourishment for the oral bacteria that cause dental caries. Fresh fruit, which hasn’t been dried or preserved, is actually easier on your teeth.

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It is often washed down with a glass of eggnog. Eggnog is a bit of an acquired taste. Some people love it, some people hate it. But with its high sugar content, your teeth are in the latter category. Alcohol isn’t great for your teeth either, although drinking occasionally in moderation won’t destroy your oral health. If you’re worried about your teeth but you still want to enjoy a relaxing drink, something sugar-free like gin and tonic might be a better choice.

It’s important to enjoy seasonal foods in moderation or cut them out all together, and to avoid over-indulging repeatedly throughout the season. Many winter holiday favorites are full of sugars and starches that contribute to dental caries and consuming them can cause tooth decay. That is why after every meal is important to make sure you take care of your oral health by brushing with a Fairywill electric toothbrush. To make sure that you get a quality brushing experience to take care of any plaque or bacteria that may be harmful to your overall oral health. Eat and live healthy during the Holidays with Fairywill. Check us out on Facebook for more terrific tooth care tips.

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