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Most people love the holiday season, but do you ever worry about what your celebrations—and especially your sweets—could be doing to your teeth? Honestly, you’ll probably be offered more snacks and treats between Halloween and New Years than you will be during any other time of the year. Fortunately, you can enjoy these treats and still keep your smile healthy.

Naturally, one thing you might want to consider doing is simply practicing moderation. Odds are, you’ll be eating things that aren’t on your typical diet—and there isn’t anything wrong with that. However, you should try to avoid eating too much sugar. You should also try to also eat healthy foods, since doing so will help balance the good and bad bacteria in your mouth.

Of course, you should also remember to keep a toothbrush with you. As you know, brushing for two minutes at a time twice a day and flossing every day can help you prevent tooth decay. However, if you eat something highly acidic, please wait for at least thirty minutes before brushing. Water can also help you avoid cavities—whether you drink it or rinse with it. You see, water can negate the acids in your mouth and carry bad bacteria or food particles from your mouth.

If you’re worried about the health of your mouth, or are simply interested in a thorough cleaning, please don’t hesitate to give CrossPointe Dental a call at 801-224-7337. Our dentist, Dr. Damon P. Swenson and our team will be happy to examine your mouth and offer you personalized advice. We’re eager to hear from you.