5 Holiday Oral Health Tips

The holidays bring office and home parties that are usually full of tempting sweets and sugary drinks. Those same sweets and drinks can also damage your dental and general health. But that doesn’t mean that you have to end up at the dentist with cavities in January.

At Simply Smiles Dental, we work with you to ensure that your dental health remains good during the holidays and that you greet the New Year with a bright, sunny smile.

The Effects of Sugar on Teeth

Tooth decay is caused by mouth bacteria ‘eating’ the same sugar you do, then producing acids that dissolve and damage the teeth. Tooth erosion results when the acid attacks the teeth dissolving the outer surface of tooth enamel. This loss can lead to cavities and exposure of the inner layers of the tooth that may become sensitive and painful.  

The friendly professionals at Simply Smiles Dental are committed to your long-term oral health during the holidays and beyond.

Sports Drinks and Your Oral Health toorak dentist

Sports Drinks and Your Oral Health

Sports Drinks and Your Oral Health toorak dentist

It’s undeniable that sports drinks are extremely popular. But while you are sipping on them, your teeth are getting weaker and weaker. Dental professionals are becoming concerned about the long-term effects of sports drinks and other sugary and acidic beverages.

Sports drinks contain acids and sugars, which can make your precious teeth vulnerable to tooth decay and erosion. The good news is that there are things you can do to protect your smile from future oral health diseases caused by frequent consumption of these types of beverages.

Sports Drinks According to Studies

A number of studies have shown that sports drinks are more corrosive to teeth than energy drinks and sodas. Researchers have found that the high acid and sugar content found in sports drinks can erode the tooth enamel and roots of the teeth.

Holiday Oral Health Tips and Tooth-Friendly Foods for Teeth

Holiday Oral Health Tips and Tooth-Friendly Foods for Teeth

It’s the busiest time of the year, but don’t let your oral health fall behind. Aside from worrying about your waistline and other health concerns that can come to mind every holiday, it’s also important to remember your teeth if you want to avoid post-holiday cavities and toothaches.

Your dental professionals here at Simply Smiles Dental would like to remind you not to eat too much sugary treats during the holiday season and give you some friendly tips that would greatly benefit your precious teeth and overall health.