It’s that time of the year again: the holiday season.Our Dentist Office in Cary understands that most people look forward to the holiday season, family gatherings, exchange of presents along with the food. Although many believe that the holidays can be a time to eat as much as desired, there can be consequences of overindulging, especially with sweet and sticky foods.
There are foods that can damage your teeth that may or may not be surprising, a few of them being: candy canes, fudge, raisins, chocolate, peanut brittle, hard candies, caramel, taffy, and popcorn kernels. While these foods are considered to be holiday favorites, our Caring Family Dentistry would like to stress how important it is to eat these foods in moderation. Excessive sweet and sticky foods, or a combination of the two, can cause serious damage to your teeth.
After enjoying your holiday feasts, remember to take good care of your teeth. This consists of brushing and flossing daily, as well as no sweets, milk, or food after flossing or brushing before bed. Although it may not be evident, teeth do wear and tear over time; taking care of your teeth now will benefit you immensely in the future.
If a tooth is chipped due to food (or any other reason), it is important to make a dentist appointment as soon as possible. Whereas many believe they can take their time getting a chipped tooth fixed, complications can arise if left alone for too long. Over time, decay can begin inside the chipped tooth break, causing tooth structure deterioration. Supported by We Raleigh, we believe it is necessary to take action as soon as possible to restore any problems with teeth; any untreated problems will not go away on their own.
If you would like to learn more about our dental care services and Beavers Caring Family Dentistry of Cary, please call us at (919) 467-0654 or visit our Contact Page.