• Home
  • About
  • Services
  • Gallery
  • Patient Forms
  • Testimonials
  • Insurance
 
 
A Holiday Treat for Your Teeth
Sunday, December 14, 2014

Sweet, sugary drinks topped with whipped cream or marshmallows, mulled wine or hot cider, Christmas cookies and candy canes—Holiday treats are a delight, but they also do a number on our teeth. While you’re enjoying the delights of the season, here’s a treat you can give your teeth that will help balance out the occasional sweet indulgence: have a glass of water.

While you might not carry your toothbrush with you wherever you go, it’s fairly common to bring water bottles everywhere, which is a great habit for your teeth. After eating or drinking something sweet, wash it down with a few mouthfuls of water. Rinsing sugars and food debris away will help tide your teeth over until you can brush with fluoride toothpaste.

Water also helps keep your saliva levels high, another bonus for your teeth. Saliva is one of your mouth's best defenses against tooth decay because it contains proteins and minerals that counteract enamel–eating acids. Saliva is made up of 95 percent water, so if you want to avoid unnecessary cavities do yourself a favor and keep sipping on that water glass. 

Tired of water but want to do something good for your teeth anyway? Try green tea. Green tea helps control bacteria and lowers the acidity of saliva and dental plaque, so it may be a useful tool in preventing cavities. A recent study in Egypt tested people before and after rinsing their mouths with green tea. The test subjects had less bacteria and acid in their mouths, as well as reduced gum bleeding after rinsing.

Wishing you and your family good health and happiness this holiday season!

Give us a call today. We’re always happy to provide tips and advice for how to keep your teeth for a lifetime.





 
 
Subscribe To Our Blog

Blog Categories

  • General Interest
    • 04/30/2020 - May COVID-19 Update
    • 09/25/2019 - What You Need to Know About Te
    • 07/24/2019 - What Are Root Canals?
    • 05/22/2019 - The Essence of Teeth Whitening
    • 03/20/2019 - How to Prevent Gum Disease
    • 01/23/2019 - Enhancing Your Smile for Confi
    • 11/21/2018 - What to Expect on Your First V
    • 09/21/2018 - Why & How to Get Your Teeth Wh
    • 07/20/2018 - 5 Advantages of Professional T
    • 05/25/2018 - Why Your Teeth are So Yellow a
    • 03/22/2018 - Dental Hygiene 101
    • 01/25/2018 - 6 Signs That You Need to Visit
    • 12/07/2017 - Holiday Healthy Teeth
    • 10/21/2017 - Dental Emergency: What to Do
    • 09/07/2017 - All About Crowns!
    • 07/21/2017 - It’s Time for a Back-to-School
    • 06/09/2017 - “You Are What You….Drink?”
    • 04/28/2017 - An Apple a Day – Will it Keep
    • 11/28/2016 - Most Common Dental Hygiene Mis
    • 09/27/2016 - A Parent’s Guide to Childrens’
    • 08/14/2016 - Dental Health After Age 60
    • 07/14/2016 - Germs Become More Resistant wh
    • 06/15/2016 - A Smile for a Lifetime
    • 05/12/2016 - The Larger Benefits of Maintai
    • 04/15/2016 - Fluoride Treatments: Not Just
    • 03/15/2016 - Causes and Treatments for Toot
    • 02/16/2016 - National Children’s Dental Hea
    • 01/19/2016 - Resolution #1: Cut Sugar from
    • 12/09/2015 - Have you flossed today?
    • 10/15/2015 - TMJ: Symptoms and Effective Tr
    • 09/15/2015 - The Tooth Fairy Loves Healthy
    • 07/10/2015 - Cut Out the Sugar
    • 06/05/2015 - Can you Reverse Receding Gums?
    • 05/13/2015 - Now is the Time to Quit
    • 04/15/2015 - How Fluoride Affects Your Dent
    • 03/17/2015 - The Link Between Diabetes and
    • 02/16/2015 - National Children’s Dental Hea
    • 01/12/2015 - Dental Health During Pregnancy
    • 12/14/2014 - A Holiday Treat for Your Teeth
    • 11/10/2014 - Understanding Tooth Decay
    • 10/15/2014 - Not So Sweet: Candy and Your T
    • 09/05/2014 - Banish Bad Breath
    • 08/11/2014 - Keep Your Teeth: Foods your De
    • 07/15/2014 - A Closer Look at Sealants
    • 06/06/2014 - Receding Gums: Prevention and
    • 05/21/2014 - How Stress Affects Oral Health

Tag Cloud
 
 
 
 
HOME • ABOUT USSERVICESGALLERYPATIENT FORMSTESTIMONIALSINSURANCE
COPYRIGHT PHILIP YOUNTS DDS, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED •  PRIVACY POLICY

We accept the following payment methods:







  We do not accept:
Ohio Medicaid, CareSource, AmeriGroup or Molina
PH: (513) 481-7766  |  FX: (513) 481-7686