We all want to have a healthy and happy holiday season, and we often start to worry about our teeth and cavities as we get closer to the holidays. We don't want it to be a time of year where we can't fully enjoy our company because of bad breath, dental pain, or yellow teeth.

Luckily, healthy teeth and beautiful, confident smiles are easy to achieve. Let us give you some essential tips and introduce you to foods that naturally clean the mouth to ensure that your teeth stay healthy and robust all year long. 

The most basic tips start with wisdom from your parents or grandparents. The healthiest way to take care of your teeth is to adhere to the dental hygiene routine introduced to us very early in life. Simple tips like brushing twice a day, reducing chocolate consumption, avoiding sugary and acidic foods and beverages have been taught to us since childhood. And these are indeed the easiest and most effective ways to protect your teeth. 

Here are five tips that can go a long way in ensuring your teeth and gums are healthy this holiday season. 

  1. It is important to brush your teeth at least twice a day. If you're not doing this already, now is the perfect time to start! There are many benefits of brushing your teeth more than two times, such as having whiter and brighter teeth (so that people can see your beautiful smile!), less gum disease, fewer cavities, and less prone to plaque build-up.
  2. The second most important tip is not to consume a lot of chocolates or candies or acidic drinks during the holidays. These products lead to cavity formation, discoloration and subsequently cause dental pain. You can pair acidic beverages with cheese, as cheese naturally cleans the teeth and can help protect your tooth enamel. 
  3. Make sure you floss daily and get rid of any plaque formation or leftover food stuck between your teeth. Apart from cleaning in between the teeth, make sure you drink a lot of water during the day while celebrating. Water can help detoxify the mouth and get rid of bad breath. 
  4. Smoking leads to stained teeth, discoloration on the lips, and oral cancer. This festive season try to cut down on your cigarettes and give yourself a healthy, happy holiday.  
  5. Schedule a post-holiday dental appointment already. Regular dental checkups can help your teeth stay extra clean, hygienic and reduce the chances of developing any oral disease. Post-holiday cleaning and checkup can help you clean your teeth extensively and ensure no cavities are formed after all the celebrations.