Who doesn’t love having beautifully shiny nails for the festive season, but what about ensuring your teeth look shiny and healthy too? Follow our easy tips for a ‘mouth manicure.’
Enjoy Sweet Treats with Meals
Timing matters so if you want something sweet, have it with your main meal as saliva production increases during meals, reducing the impact of acids produced by mouth bacteria.
Be Picky with Sticky Foods
Many people choose dried fruits for a healthy snack, but these sticky foods can linger on teeth for longer. If you like eating dried fruit, be sure to rinse with plain water afterwards and brush your teeth thoroughly.
Reduce Alcohol Consumption
We know it is the season the be merry, but many festive drinks are sweet and sticky and too much alcohol can dry out your mouth. Sip a big glass of water with every drink to reduce these effects.
Enjoy Hard Sweets with Caution
Harder sweets can easily put teeth at risk as biting down on them may break or chip a tooth. Also, be careful when eating nuts.
Take Care When Eating Starchy Foods
Starchy foods like crisps, biscuits and cake can become trapped between teeth, leading to plaque buildup and increasing the risk of decay and gum disease.