Do you think that reindeer have to worry about shopping for the holidays? What to plan for a series of family visits? How to make sure the kids stay safe and busy? Do you think reindeer need to worry about brushing and flossing their teeth? We don’t know for sure, but here at Finney Family Dentistry, we suspect that they choose foods that are mouth healthy.
A healthy diet is essential to overall health and well-being, as you know. What you eat is important for your teeth, too! Make sure that your refrigerator is stocked with healthy snacks. This will help ensure that your family’s getting those important vitamins and minerals for a balanced diet, even if they may be consuming a bit more sugary treats this time of year.
Also, make sure everyone is drinking plenty of water. The blistering heat of summer may be gone, but the importance of drinking water is forever! Water helps clean your mouth and rid of the excess sugar that may cause cavities. So don’t forget to swap out that hot chocolate for a heaping glass of h2o every once in a while.
Last, but not least, don’t forget to schedule check-ups at the dentist. Especially, with the kids out of school for the holidays, this can be a fantastic opportunity to schedule them their bi-annual check-up. Since we’re several generations of dentists serving Marion, Ohio since 1936, we’ve taken to spreading the good word this holiday season. The first thing is to get a habit established. Easy enough, right? Try to brush twice a day for two minutes. The next? Take the tip from Rudolph and pick the carrot. Avoid the sticky and sugary sweets.
Here at Finney Family Dentistry, we genuinely consider our patients family, and value them all as if they are. We know that the holidays can be a busy time but don’t forget us. Make sure you to visit a us in December if you’re due for a teeth cleaning or need work done. Oh, and if you’re playing reindeer games this winter, consider wearing a mouthguard. Happy Holidays!