Festive Smiles: A Guide to Caring for Your Teeth During the Christmas Holidays

December 13th, 2023

As the holiday season approaches, we wanted to share some tips to help you maintain optimal oral health while enjoying the festive celebrations. Here’s our Top Tips to caring for your teeth during the Christmas holidays:

  1. Moderation is Key: Embrace the holiday spirit but remember to indulge in sweet treats and festive beverages in moderation. Limit sugary foods and acidic drinks to mealtimes to minimize the risk of decay and erosion.
  2. Stay Hydrated:  Amidst the feasts, ensure you stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Hydration not only benefits your overall health but also helps flush away food particles and neutralize harmful acids.
  3. Mindful Munching: Choose teeth-friendly snacks such as crunchy fruits and vegetables. These can naturally clean your teeth and stimulate saliva production, aiding in acid neutralization.
  4. Choose Wise Sweets:  If you have a sweet tooth, opt for treats that are less harmful to your teeth. Dark chocolate, with its lower sugar content and non-sticky nature, is a good choice for a festive treat.
  5. Don’t Forget Oral Hygiene:  Amidst the festivities, prioritise your regular oral hygiene routine. Brush your teeth at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and remember to keep using your floss or Tepe brushes.
  6. Schedule a Post-Holiday Check-up: Start 2024 by prioritising your dental health. Schedule a post-holiday check-up to address any minor issues promptly, preventing them from developing into more significant concerns.

Our holiday opening hours are as follows:

  • Fri 22nd Dec: Open as normal
  • Sat 23 Dec: Closed
  • Mon 25 Dec: Closed
  • Tues 26 Dec: Closed
  • Wed 27 Dec: Open 9-11.30 am
  • Thurs 28 Dec: Open 9-11.30 am
  • Fri 29 Dec: Open 9-11.30 am
  • Sat 30 Dec: Closed
  • Mon 1 Jan 2024: Closed
  • Tues 2 Jan 2024: Open 9 am – 5 pm
  • Wed 3 Jan 2024 onwards: Open as normal, 8.30 am – 5 pm

We wish you a joyful and healthy holiday season. Remember, a little care for your teeth goes a long way in maintaining a confident and radiant smile. If you have any concerns or would like to schedule a post-holiday check-up, don’t hesitate to contact us on 02392 580 680

Happy holidays  from all of us at Stoke Road Dental Practice and here’s to festive smiles!