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Holiday Time and Protecting Dental Health

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Holiday Time and Protecting Dental Health

Everyone enjoys the holiday period of the year. That said the holidays often equate to overeating and simply eating the wrong kinds of foods. This is a common practice that is prevalent not only across the country but around the world. Keep in mind that while the holidays are a truly great time of the year, it is also a time that dental health should be a top priority. This is simply due to the fact that we depart from our normal routine and end up eating different kinds of foods at different times of the day. This can easily interfere with normal dental hygiene and oral health.

Carrying a Simple Dental Travel Kit

Keeping these facts in mind always remember that it is important to brush and floss after each meal. Whether eating a nutritious meal or candy or perhaps even a cake or pie, always get in the habit of brushing and flossing following mealtime. This is true even when eating out or going to holiday parties. Carrying a simple travel kit of a toothbrush, toothpaste and dental floss can go a long way in maintaining dental health even while attending holiday parties. In short, it is simpler than one might imagine in keeping good dental hygiene, even during the holidays.

Carrying a Simple Dental Travel Kit
Scheduling a Dental Appointment

In addition, it is always a good idea to schedule a dental appointment during the holidays as a way to beat the end of the year rush or any insurance considerations as they relate to the end of the year. For those who are not sure of the specifics in this regard it is best to simply talk with your dental care provider to learn more. Scheduling a dental appointment for you and your family during the holiday season is also a great way to get a jump on the new-year as it approaches. Contact your Elk Grove dental care provider, Dr. My Huynh at Laguna Park Dentistry today to learn more about maintaining good dental health during the holiday season.

References:
[1] End of Year Dental Insurance Considerations
[2] The Holiday Season and Dental Health

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