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How To Prepare For The Holidays

With the holidays coming up, even in the summer, it can be quite crazy. Between traveling, various work and school functions, and the like, you might already be booked for months. However, along with these hectic schedules, oral hygiene is sometimes neglected during this time. However, you should start to look at this with the mindset of a tiny bit more forethought, since a little bit goes a long way, and you’ll be able to keep a healthy smile.

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The first, is that you need to stick to your routine. This might be harder, but if you talk to your dentist, they will tell you to brush at least twice a day. Remember, your body’s health is connected to your oral heath, and you can be more susceptible to infections if you don’t take care of your oral health. If you need to, pack another toothbrush and paste in your bag so you can keep this. You should have this as well especially if you work crazy schedules and have trouble spending time doing this if you’re away from home. Having this will allow you to get the brushing sessions that you need in.

Now sweets are another culprit, especially during the holidays. While in the summer you still get the sugary snacks, during the holidays, you also have to worry about Halloween candy, Thanksgiving dinners, and then Christmas cookies, not to mention the sweets as well. These can do some serious damage to your teeth if you’re not careful.

Now, the best thing to do is to have these in moderation, and also to brush a lot more. If you have anything sugary, make sure that you rinse right after that with some water. You should try to avoid some of the harder sweets or super chewy sweets, since these can hurt your teeth and stick to them, and it’s a nightmare to get off.

Now, you can also schedule a teeth whitening before the holidays. This will help to keep your smile at its peak, while increasing your self-confidence at the same time. With many of us gathering around one another, the confidence in our smiles is something that will make the holidays a lot more enjoyable and it will definitely make it easier on your own personal confidence.

You can go to your Eugene dentist to get some in-house whitening for up to ten shades, and often, this takes only an hour. If you do take care of your teeth, this can last for up to three years before it needs to be done once again. You can also get the kits as well if you don’t want to sit in the office or would like to save some money. You should consult with your Eugene dentist before you start to do this, for they can prepare you and make sure that you are fully ready to get the whitening that you need.

Finally, get ready to travel. This is probably one of the biggest things to worry about, especially if you’re going out a lot. The best thing to do is to make a small toiletry kit that you can use when you’re out of town. This can have a brush, toothpaste, some floss, and even some rinse if you so need to. You might have trouble finding a dentist when you’re in a different town, and often they’re closed during the holidays as well.

You should also pack some pain relievers, water, gauze, and an adhesive for the emergencies where you might crack a tooth. You can also talk to your dentist to get any emergency clinic numbers as well, for that can help you.

The holidays are a trying time for many, and often, people don’t realize how stressful they can be. But taking care of your oral health, and preventing any mishaps before they happen can make it so much easier on you. You should work to follow these, and when everything is finally finished, try to schedule your dental appointments then. This will help to minimize the impact the holidays have had, and it can help to address any concerns that you might have too.

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