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The holiday season is here – which means it is also a time for candy canes, popcorn balls, and other sweet treats – and this nonstop buffet of sweets can wreak havoc on your teeth.
You can enjoy season sweets and still have a cavity-free smile to flash in festive photos.
While everything is fine in moderation, it helps to eat sweets and other sugary foods with meals or shortly after mealtime. Saliva production increases during meals and helps cancel out acids produced by bacteria in your mouth while rinsing away food particles.
Another tip is to be careful with the hard candies. Some candies are more problematic than others. Hard candies can put your teeth at risk because in addition to being full of sugar, they’ve also been known to cause broken or chipped teeth.
The holidays are a great time of year to start thinking about healthier habits. If you do snack, make it a nutritious choice – such as cheese, yogurt, fruits, and vegetables – for your overall health and health of your teeth.
Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday season! We are looking forward to seeing you in the new year.