4 Tips for Protecting Your Holiday Smile


‘Tis the season for healthy and bright smiles.


Most of us look forward to the holiday season because of all the sweet indulgences we get to have. From homemade candied walnuts and fudge for Thanksgiving dinner to pancakes with maple syrup on an early Christmas morning and everything in between, the seasonal sweet treats make the holidays special.

But this time of year can also be challenging if you’re trying to maintain healthy teeth. As delicious as these treats are, they can cause tooth decay and broken crowns and veneers, especially among children, older people, and pregnant women. 

Fortunately, the dental care specialists at Advanced Dental Center have just the right tips to help you preserve your healthy smile this season.

Snack Smart

While strictly restricting sugar consumption might be impossible, you can satisfy your sweet tooth by being smart about how and when you snack. Keep your oral health in mind when choosing the sweet treats you consume. 

Pick soft sweets over hard and sticky ones, for instance. Eat candies or chocolates that dissolve in the mouth quickly. Hard and chewy sweets adhere to your teeth, increasing the risk of tooth decay. 

Lastly, consider snacking on desserts after meals rather than having them before bed.

Stay Hydrated

Drinking water is the solution to almost every health problem out there! While that’s a bit of hyperbole, regular water consumption after every meal or snack rinses out all the excess sugar and food particles from your mouth.

Water lowers the risk of tooth decay by eliminating bacteria; it also prevents bad breath. Set multiple reminders to drink a glass of water to ensure optimum oral health.

Set Up A Routine

Most people spend the majority of their time with friends and families during the holidays. This can upset your oral health maintenance schedule. However, you need to keep up with healthy habits and brush teeth twice a day, and floss as well.

Remember to keep a spare toothbrush and a mini toothpaste tube in your backpack while traveling. Take some time to freshen up and brush your teeth after meals. Chew sugarless gum for refreshing breath.

Get In Touch With Your Dentist

If you like planning ahead, schedule an early appointment with your dentist for dental cleaning, dentures, or even a regular check-up. A qualified dentist will treat any underlying issues before all the celebrations and will tell you about the preventative measures you can take up to stay on top of your oral health game during the holidays.



The pre-holiday period is an excellent time to schedule a dentist’s appointment for preventative dentistry services. Share a beautiful, healthy smile with your loved ones by availing our dentistry services at Advanced Dental Center in Germantown. Contact us here.