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Christmas is a special time of year, especially because of the holiday spirit, family traditions, and Christmas decorations. However, it can be a scary time for your smile, which is why our Dental Excellence of Kennesaw team encourages you to take good care of your teeth and gums on a regular basis. To help you do so, we recommend that you do the following things:

Get a professional dental cleaning: It’s vital to get a dental cleaning every six months, so if you’re due for your checkup, it’s best to schedule it soon. Getting a dental cleaning during the holiday season is extremely beneficial, especially because it completely removes the plaque and tartar from your smile, preventing tooth decay and gum disease. It’s also beneficial because it includes a fluoride treatment, which can help prevent tooth sensitivity and enamel erosion.

Keep up on oral hygiene: Make sure to brush your teeth twice a day and floss and rinse at least once a day. As you brush, use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste and scrub your smile for two minutes every morning and night. As you floss, use an easy-to-use product and be careful as you clean around your gums. As you rinse, use a beneficial product, like fluoride or antibacterial mouthwash.

Limit your Christmas treat consumption: Sugar is an enemy to the smile, so please try to limit your consumption of Christmas treats. The farther you stay away from sugar, the better off your teeth and gums will be. However, feel free to eat the treats in moderation—just make sure to clean your smile afterward.

If you take good care of your smile this Christmas holiday, you won’t need to worry about the many dental issues that could develop. To learn more about how to maintain a healthy smile in Kennesaw, Georgia, please call our office at (770) 429-0955. Your dentist, Dr. Lisa Kirshenbaum, and our dental team are more than happy to give you the tips you need so you can achieve your smile goals!