4 Ways to Prevent Dental Damage During the Holidays

The holidays are a great time to feel the spirit of the season. Unfortunately, they are also filled with activities that can hurt your smile. Check out our tips here to prevent dental damage during the holidays – and all year round. If you have any questions, give us a call.

  • Wear a Mouthguard – Check out this video featuring actor Joe Manganiello, which shows exactly why you should always wear a mouthguard when playing sports. Then make sure you make an appointment to get your child a custom-made mouthguard if they are receiving sporting goods under the tree this year. 
  • Don’t Use Teeth as Tools – Don’t crunch down on hard substances like ice, popcorn kernels, or candy canes. Don’t use your teeth to tear into packaging or rip off tags. Use a nutcracker, not your teeth, to remove shells from nuts. 
  • Consider Preventive Services – Most of us will indulge in more sugary treats than usual over the holidays. Consider safeguarding your smile ahead of time with preventive treatments like fluoride and/or dental sealants. 
  • Don’t Forget Your Night Guard – If you’re traveling, make sure you remember to take along your night guard if you wear one at night to stop teeth grinding. 

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