This holiday season, it’s important to keep up with your oral health, but cookies, cake, ice cream, and other holiday treats can make this a little challenging. Follow these healthy teeth tips to keep your smile in top shape this year, and reach out to Dr. Marino & Associates and Dr. Nassif & Associates to start taking control of your oral health.
Holiday Healthy Teeth Tips
The dentists from Dr. Marino & Associates and Dr. Nassif & Associates wish you a happy holiday season. When getting together with family and friends and enjoying all kinds of holiday treats, we often find ourselves straying from our schedule and taking in more sugar than usual. During the excitement of the season, it is easy to put your oral health at risk without realizing it.
However, you can enjoy the season and keep your smile healthy by sticking to a schedule and being mindful about eating. See below for some holiday healthy teeth tips. Learn how you can enjoy the season while maintaining a healthy smile.
You can keep your smile in top shape over the holiday season by sticking to your normal oral hygiene routine. Brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once a day helps prevent painful and costly setbacks.
Part of the fun of the holiday season is sharing food and enjoying homemade treats. Yes, sugar will be everywhere during the holidays, and yes, you can enjoy your favorites while still keeping your teeth healthy. Avoid consuming sugar in excess. When you crave sugary foods try to eat them with meals when saliva production is at its highest and can best facilitate acid neutralization. Neutralizing the acid content in the mouth helps to prevent decay.
We have all experienced the challenges of opening plastic packaging, bottles, and other containers during the holidays. You can prevent a great deal of discomfort by using scissors and not your teeth!
You should also avoid the excessive consumption of beverages that can stain your teeth. Red wine, hot cocoa, coffee, and others contain tannins that can cause teeth to yellow. However, this is no reason not to enjoy your favorite drinks during the season. Simply brush your teeth after enjoying.
When it comes to maintaining your oral health, cheese can often make the perfect snack. Specifically, cheese has alkaline properties that can combat the effects of acidic foods and beverages that you may consume over the course of the holidays, like wine and coffee. Snacking on cheese can help you neutralize acid and ultimately avoid the buildup of tooth decay.
Staying hydrated will also help to maintain your oral health over the holiday season. Water aids in eliminating bacteria and the buildup of sugar particles. It also helps saliva production stay healthy which washes away food particles and prevents tooth decay.
Eating plenty of vegetables is another way to keep your smile in its best condition. For example, leafy green vegetables are high in calcium, which keeps your teeth strong and healthy.
Avoid chewing on ice when drinking water or other beverages. Ice cubes can crack and chip teeth and irritate existing sensitivity. Biting on hard candies can pose the same risks.
You should also make sure you are on schedule for your routine dental cleanings. If necessary, schedule an appointment before any holiday celebrations to address any issues before enjoying time with your family and friends.
When you keep the focus on consistency, you can keep your smile bright and healthy for the holiday season and all year round. Reach out to the team of dentists from Dr. Marino & Associates and Dr. Nassif & Associates today to learn more. We wish you and your family a happy, healthy, and safe holiday season.
Treatment Financing Options From Dr. Marino & Associates and Dr. Nassif & Associates
Depending on the severity of an oral health concern and a patient’s insurance coverage status, the cost of dental treatment can vary considerably. Financial constraints should provide no barriers to accessing quality dental care.
For this reason, the team from Dr. Marino & Associates and Dr. Nassif & Associates offer a complete selection of dental care financing options. You can depend on our team for top-quality care at competitive prices. See below to learn about available options.
Need a convenient alternative to a traditional dental insurance plan? If so, then Dental Direct could provide your ideal solution. Dental Direct is the premier dental discount plan from Dr. Marino & Associates and Dr. Nassif & Associates. Patients opting for Dental Direct coverage can save between 15% and 55% on dental treatments with no yearly maximum.
Dr. Marino & Associates and Dr. Nassif & Associates patients can also receive treatment through the majority of preferred provider organization (PPO) dental insurance plans. To find out whether or not the team accepts your PPO dental insurance plan, connect with the team of dentists from Dr. Marino & Associates and Dr. Nassif & Associates today.
The team from Dr. Marino & Associates and Dr. Nassif & Associates is also proud to offer premier dental care through CareCredit, the country’s leading patient payment program. Under CareCredit financing plans, patients can begin 12-month interest-free dental treatment plans with no annual fees, upfront costs, or pre-payment penalties.
To learn more about financing options and discounts from Dr. Marino & Associates and Dr. Nassif & Associates, connect with the team today.
About Dr. Marino & Associates and Dr. Nassif & Associates
During the holiday season and all year long, you can count on the dentists from Dr. Marino & Associates and Dr. Nassif & Associates for providing you with holiday healthy teeth tips. Patients from all over the Northeast Ohio community look to the network for premier general dental and cosmetic services. Reach out to the team today to start taking control of your oral health and your overall well-being.
Count on the team from Dr. Marino & Associates and Dr. Nassif & Associates for dental implant surgery, routine dental cleanings, orthodontic treatment, radiography, teeth whitening treatments, denture placement and repair and more.
Reach out to the dentists from Dr. Marino & Associates and Dr. Nassif & Associates today to learn about available treatments and current discounts. Need a consultation for a dental or cosmetic treatment? To confirm, just use our website. Both current and prospective patients can connect with the team of dentists from Dr. Marino & Associates and Dr. Nassif & Associates by calling (888) 315-9091.