It’s December, and the inescapable Christmas music in the shopping malls and glittering Christmas decorations everywhere tell us that Christmas is not far away!
It’s easy to delay scheduled dental work during the holidays but unfortunately putting off dental procedures may allow your condition to deteriorate. It may even lead to a dental emergency during the holidays, when many dental practices are either closed or working shorter hours.
It’s one of those things some of us are guilty of—packing everything needed for your trip away, only to find out you failed to include your toothbrush or floss!
Jams, chocolates, teas, soft drinks—these are commonly eaten foods during the holiday season. Unfortunately, overconsumption of these dark-coloured foods and drinks can cause stains to appear on teeth. Smoking tobacco products can also cause stains to appear on the teeth.
It’s easy to put off or neglect brushing and flossing your teeth when you’re too tired or, dare we say, under the weather after a night of partying.
The Human Mouth harbours millions of bacteria, many harmless, but others that can cause tooth decay and gum disease. Kissing is a way to transfer these germs from one person to another. Research shows that it is possible to catch dental diseases from another person, often by kissing.
The holiday season, being one of the most stressful times of the year, can take its toll on your oral health. Stress can cause some people to grind their teeth, and this habit, over time, can cause a lot of damage!
Opening gifts (or anything, for that matter) with your teeth is a bad habit to avoid not only during holidays but all year round!
Many Australians will be familiar with the British tradition of hiding small silver coins in the Christmas pudding. According to tradition, finding threepence or a sixpenny bit is supposed to bring the wealth to the finder for the coming year.
Caramels, jellies, trifles, fruit gums… There are so many scrumptious, sticky treats to tempt us during the festive season!