Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? Us too. But not just in regards to the snow. We’re also talking about our teeth. The holidays are considered by many to be the best time of the year; with all of the celebrations, parties, drinks and delicious meals that are shared with your loved ones it’s difficult to not enjoy the festivities. But all of the tasty treats typically indulged in during these celebrations make it a nightmare for your pearly white smile. Don’t worry, though, there is a way to combat these nasty teeth staining culprits and keep your smile as white as the snow throughout the holiday season.
Here are our top three tips on keeping your teeth merry andbright:
• Ho-Ho-Hold the Drinks
It wouldn’t be a holiday party without a large selection of delicious drinks, and we know it’s almost impossible to say no to a nightcap. But if you’re hoping to keep your teeth as white as possible this holiday season we recommend taking a pass on the drinks that contain large amounts of sugar and are rich in colors. If you do wish to enjoy a glass or two of red wine, we totally get it, but just make sure that you keep a glass of water close by to swish your mouth with to flush out the color and keep your teeth sparkling.
Beverages to Avoid:
• Red Wine
• Black Tea
• Choose Your Snacks Wisely
The holidays are full of temptations, especially when it comes to the dinner table. We know just as much as the next person how hard it can be to stay away from all of the tasty treats when they’re in overabundance; it’s almost a crime to not have at least one! So, while you’re indulging in one or two (or ten) cookies, remember to balance them out with other snacks that are easier on your oral hygiene. Luckily things like peppermint and parsley are readily found in holiday foods, and are natural breath fresheners and deodorizers.
Pro Tip: Add some peppermint oil into your water for fresh breath that lasts all night long!
• Always have Back Up
After a few glasses of wine andsome appetizers stuffed with garlic and onion, sometimes the peppermint oil andparsley just don’t cut it when it comes to keeping your breath fresh until theend of the night. This is why it’s always a good idea to take advantage of thespace your purse (or your S.O.’s) by carrying along effective portable oralhygiene products. There are many different options you can try, but always tryto look for one that contains no sugar to protect the enamel on your teeth. Ifyou want a product that can clean your teeth as well as freshen your breath,you should try our Fuzzy Brushes! They come in small packages that fit in eventhe smallest purses, and offer an all-in-one solution to brushing your teeth onthe go.