With the end of 2014 quickly approaching, the holidays will soon be in full swing. All-In-One Dental Plan is here to provide you with some expert advice on how to take care of your teeth while you’re enjoying meals, sweets, and snacks with your family. Greet 2015 with a great smile, healthy teeth and possibly a Florida discount dental plan!
Use a Nutcracker Instead of Your Teeth
While it might be quick and more convenient to crack nuts with your teeth instead of using a nutcracker, doing so can seriously damage your teeth as well as your gums. If the nut casing is strong enough, you just might crack or chip a tooth. Nuts are a great source of protein, but you don’t have to get to that protein by damaging your mouth.
Stay Away From Chewy Treats
No matter how much you might like taffy and other chewy treats, they won’t do your teeth any favors in the long run. The problem with chewy candy is that it can often stick to the enamel of your teeth, which can lead to unnecessary tooth decay. If you have fillings in your mouth, all of that delicious chewiness can yank them right out.
Use a Bottle Opener and Box Cutter
Use a bottle opener to remove bottle caps and a box cutter or a pair of scissors to open up gifts. Don’t let your excitement or stubbornness cause you to need an unnecessary root canal or a crown. While we can help you get a discount on your procedure with our Florida dental plans, we’d rather help you avoid needing one in the first place.
Avoid Chewing on Ice and Hard Candy
Where chewy candy can stick to your tooth enamel, hard candy can chip and crack your teeth. Let ice melt and let hard candies dissolve in your mouth naturally, no matter how tempting it is to crunch and bite down on them.
For more ways to keep your smile, teeth, and gums intact this holiday season, contact All-In-One Dental Plan today.