Christmas and New Year is such a wonderful time for everyone, the festive season can mean holidays with family and friends. It also means lots of Christmas goodies! We all like to consume the delicious food and beverages, Turkey, hams, seafood, and Christmas lollies, slices, puddings with brandy custard, pavlovas topped with delicious fruit and cream just to name a few. We also like to wash them down with a few cocktails, beer, and wine…. and the list goes on! The festive season can also mean we get a little lax about our oral health and hygiene! Why not indulge in a few of our favourite foods? Hey, after all, Christmas is only once a year, right?
Just remember to stay on top of your oral health during this time of year, and when it’s time to make your new years resolution, perhaps you could consider making your oral health one of your key priorities for the coming year.
Going to the dentist is not like it used to be. Prevention is far better than cure.
That is why we recommend a visit to your dentist at least every 6 months for a general check and clean. If you have health insurance, you can use your benefits instead of losing money that you have already paid out. If you do not have health insurance, you can save yourself money by having regular dental check-ups before your teeth start costing you a fortune later in life!
Brushing your teeth twice a day with a fluoridated toothpaste and flossing daily is vital for removing bacteria that build up and start the process of periodontitis or (gum disease) as it is more commonly known.
Did you know that people with gum disease can increase the risk of serious cardiovascular events and Type 2 diabetes?
So, this year when making your resolutions if you are considering wanting to be healthier and plan on hitting the gym or concentrating on getting fit. Just remember looking after your teeth and gums can be just as vital to your overall wellbeing. Remember also, not only enjoy your festive season but to keep your sugar content to a minimum and the sports drinks to a minimum too. Always drink water after your sports drinks.
Enjoy your festive season everyone, but just remember your teeth are an important part of your body, and you want to keep them for as long as you can so your body can stay in good health as well. 😊