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Though Christmas is a wonderful time of the year, it is also very risky for your smile due to the abundance of goodies. To help you keep your smile in great shape over the Christmas holiday, we encourage you to take these dental care steps:

– Receive a dental checkup from your dentist. You should visit the dentist every six months, and your next checkup is due, it’s best to find time for a dental cleaning before the holiday arrives. Our dental team fully removes any buildup of plaque or tartar, significantly reducing your risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Depending on your need, we may also provide fluoride treatment to reduce the likelihood of enamel erosion and tooth sensitivity.

– Keep practicing good oral hygiene. Brush your teeth twice a day in two-minute sessions with fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush. Floss daily using an easy-to-use flossing product, and floss gently around your gums. Rinse with an antibacterial mouthwash at least once a day.

– Reduce your intake of sugary treats. Enjoy your favorite treats in moderation, but too much sugar is not good for your smile. You should also clean your teeth after to remove sugar buildup.

When you properly care for your smile during the Christmas holiday, you can greet the new year with a healthy, beautiful smile! To learn more about how to care for dental health in Terrell, Texas, you are welcome to contact Alan L. Nix DDS at 972-563-7633 and arrange a time to speak with our dentist, Dr. Alan Nix.