Say Cheese!

The holidays are coming and there will be plenty of pictures to take so if this phrase makes you cringe because of your dental health we’ve got a few tips to keep your smile looking superb. The sweets will be abundant but try to say no to all the leftover Halloween candy. All the extra sugar not only goes to your waistline but it does a real number on your teeth. Dental cavities are one of the most common oral conditions and the relationship between sugar intake and cavities has been proven time and time again. Take control of your diet and fill up on balanced meals filled with healthy proteins, vegetables, and drink plenty of water. If you use tobacco products it’s time to drop them! Not only is it known to cause cancer, but it will turn your smile from sparkling white to a dingy yellow. It can also cause your gum line to reseed. Beverages such as coffee, tea, soda, and red wine can stain your teeth too. So stick to water your body and your smile will thank you. And if you play sports or ride exposed motor vehicles protect yourself by wearing the appropriate protective gear to reduce the risk of facial and dental injuries. Use these tips and don’t be scared to show your smile this holiday season.