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Dr. Na Xu
Healthy Smiles Family Dental
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Salem, OR 97302

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Healthy Teeth During the Holidays

Christmas Ornament As the holiday season is upon us, it is easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle that goes along with gift giving, parties, and plenty of eating. Oftentimes, this means drinking alcohol and eating processed and sugary foods more often. It also means being busier than usual, experiencing higher levels of stress and less time to care for yourself. Rather than letting your dental health go, here are a few ways that you can keep your oral health in check.

•  Drink plenty of water: If you are indulging in alcoholic beverages or sweet treats, you are consuming more sugar than usual. In addition, alcohol can cause your enamel to break down, especially if you are consuming wine, because of its acidic levels. If you drink water in between your alcoholic drinks or with your sugary treats, you decrease the risk of bacteria growth on your teeth, which could mean less tooth decay and damaged tooth enamel.
•  Keep stress to a minimum: Stress is not good for your mind, body, or teeth. If you are overly stressed, you can begin to grind your teeth while you sleep, which could cause a variety of problems including chipped or crooked teeth and headaches.
•  Brush your teeth more often: Even though time is a gift in and of itself during the holidays, you need to find just two extra minutes to brush your teeth after consuming sugary treats or alcoholic beverages. The extra consumption of these foods will cause the growth of more bacteria, putting you at risk for dental issues.

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