How to protect your holiday smile

Your holiday celebrations will almost certainly involve sugary confections, but with a little care, you can ensure your smile remains bright and healthy. We’ve listed a few tips to help you.

  1. Hum a Christmas Carol while you brush your teeth as most last about two minutes, which is perfect for ensuring you clean all tooth surfaces. Alternatively, make a playlist of your family’s favourite holiday songs to use while brushing.
  2. You might be dying to reveal your Christmas haul, but don’t use your teeth to open packages. It’s much easier to reach for a pair of scissors than to need emergency dental care because you crack a tooth.
  3. If you have guests staying for Christmas, make them a personalised gift basket for their bedroom. Include some nice extras to make them feel at home, such as fresh fruit or cosy socks. Pop in a travel-sized toothpaste and toothbrush and some dental floss just in case they forget to pack their own.
  4. Instantly brighten a smile using a red or pink lipstick with a blue hue, as your teeth will automatically appear a little whiter.
  5. Stick to your regular oral care routine, even when you get back late from a party. It will only take a few minutes to clean your teeth thoroughly, and your breath will be far fresher when you awaken the next day.

Dec, 10, 2020