If you’re like us, you’re probably excited about the upcoming festivities, but spare a thought for your teeth as they often have to work overtime during the holidays. This year, why not think creatively about healthy advent calendars or how you can pay better attention to your mouth.
Advent calendars don’t need to be filled with sweets and chocolate. Instead, why not replace sweets with small trinkets from the dollar store, or make a list of fun activities for the whole family. Write each activity on a separate slip so they can be tucked into the advent calendar, ready for a child to find. Nothing beats a good Christmas story, so purchase and wrap up a few bedtime books for your child to open. You can read the book together at bedtime.
Tips for Adult Teeth
Alcohol consumption generally rises during Christmas, but it can increase the risk of dry mouth, meaning bacteria aren’t washed away so effectively. When enjoying a drink, make sure you swish your mouth regularly with water and keep well hydrated. Although the holidays are a time for indulgence, it’s also good to practice moderation and especially if you are trying to set a good example for kids. When loading your plate with Christmas goodies, be sure to include foods that are nutritious before moving onto the treats.