Dr. Aaron Langdon, your dentist in Waterdown, and the entire staff at Cranberry Hill Dentistry wish you all the joys of the season. While it may or may not be a white Christmas, it’s still a special time of the year for families. We don’t want to be the Grinch, but we do want to ensure you take care of your teeth and gums over the holiday.

Children are on their school breaks, presents are wrapped and under the tree, and everyone is excited about what the next few days will bring.

It’s easy to get caught up in the holiday spirit. You may be able to stay up a little later and sleep in a little more. There are lots of snacks and treats like holiday baking to enjoy. Your usual routines may go out the door with time to relax and let go.

Tip 1: Stick to Your Oral Health Routines

You may be eating lots of candies and sweets over the holidays, so you’re going to want to make sure you continue to brush your teeth regularly. Kids might be tired if they’ve stayed up late or they may be too excited in the morning to remember to brush. Make it fun by humming your favourite holiday song while brushing! Not only is this festive and fun, it will help make sure you and your little ones brush thoroughly.

Tip 2: Watch out For Sticky or Hard Treats

No one wants a dental emergency during the holidays. Think about your teeth before you bite into that crunchy cookie or pop that toffee in your mouth. Sticky treats can damage an unstable tooth, or cause a loose tooth to pop out. They also stick between your teeth and can cause tooth decay. You can break your teeth on hard candies or nuts.

We want you to enjoy your favourite treats over the holidays, but just be careful!

Tip 3: Eat Foods that are Good for your Teeth

The great news is that there are lots of fall and winter foods that are good for you and your teeth. Pumpkins, squash, apples, sweet potatoes and cranberries all contain vitamins or antioxidants that help keep your teeth and gums healthy. Even turkey contains phosphorus, which can keep your bones and teeth healthy!

Tip 4: Drink Lots of Water

Water helps in a lot of ways. First winters can be dry, and heated homes can lead to additional dehydration. Drinking lots of water will keep you hydrated and you’ll feel more alert!

More importantly for your teeth, water helps wash away sugars that can lead to cavities and even the tannins in red wine and coffee that can stain your teeth.

Tip 5: Visit your Dentist in Waterdown in the New Year for your Teeth Checkup

Finally, be sure to protect that healthy smile by making an appointment to visit your dentist in Waterdown, Dr. Aaron Langdon. Cranberry Hill Dentistry offers dental services for the entire family. We want to keep you and your teeth healthy for years to come.

Make an Appointment Today with Cranberry Hill Dentistry, Your Dentist in Waterdown

You can trust Cranberry Hill Dentistry to take care of all your dental services. Whether you are interested in Invisalign or clear braces, need to replace a missing tooth or teeth with dental implants or a crown and bridge, or just need a simple dental cleaning, our friendly, professional staff is here for you.

We thank you for your continued support, and wish you all the best over the holiday season and in the new year!

Contact our office or complete the form below to ask about our dental services or to make your next appointment. You can also get us on the phone at 905-689-9551.

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