Tips For Promoting A Healthy Smile Through The Holiday Season

At Coastal Cosmetic Dentistry in Virginia Beach VA, Dr. Cappy Sinclair leads a team of caring, compassionate professionals who are dedicated to providing each patient with the highest quality of dental care. Dr. Sinclair offers a range of services to improve the appearance, function, and quality of your smile. If you are in need of dental treatment, contact our Virginia Beach dental office and schedule an appointment with Dr. Sinclair.

The holidays can be a busy time of the year. However, patients should always make time for their oral health. During the holidays, people may partake in habits that may not be ideal for their oral health, so we have listed a few tips to remember during this holiday season.

  • Drinking water. Drinking water helps keep you hydrated throughout all the holiday festivities. Water also helps freshen the breath after meals and helps remove debris in the mouth.
  • Don’t forget to floss. Flossing help minimize your chance of developing gum disease. When you don’t remove debris and bacteria from between the teeth, it can irritate the gums and lead to gum disease. Don’t use the holiday season as a break from your normal oral hygiene routine. Flossing is quick but offers a lifetime of benefits.
  • Brush your teeth twice a day for at least two minutes a day. Brushing helps clean the teeth and lowers your risk of cavities and tooth decay. The holiday seasons means there will be an increase of sugary foods and drinks, so properly cleaning your teeth is crucial to maintaining a healthy smile.
  • Visit our Virginia Beach dental office. Dr. Sinclair encourages patients to visit Coastal Cosmetic Dentistry twice a year for routine preventive care exams. During a routine visit, Dr. Sinclair can thoroughly examine your teeth and determine if you need any treatment.