White Christmas: How to protect your teeth during the Festive Season

White Christmas: How to protect your teeth during the Festive Season

December 20, 2022

‘Tis officially the season to be jolly! Christmas is here and let’s face it, who doesn’t love getting stuck into a few festive treats at this time of year? It’s the time of year to let your hair down and eat what you like! However, one thing we don’t usually consider is the impact that all this festive food can have on our teeth. 

During the festive season, it’s likely that most people will be increasing their intake of sugar, whether that is through alcohol or sweet foods. With this being said, it’s absolutely crucial that we pay extra attention to keeping our teeth and gums clean and healthy over the Christmas period

In this article, we will drop you some tips from the dentists here at Nano. You’ll get to know all the tips and tricks for maintaining your oral health this Christmas to keep your mouth healthy and your smile sparkling! 


Nano Tips & Tricks


Don’t Let Sugar Sit!

When eating sugary foods, remember that it isn’t the amount of sugar in foods that can damage your teeth, but instead how long that sugar sits in your mouth around your teeth. A great easy hack to reduce the amount of sugar that remains in your mouth is to eat sugary foods at mealtimes. 

The reason for this is that we produce the most saliva at these times, helping your mouth to eliminate the acids that are produced by bacteria, as well as helping to get rid of any debris or food particles that may remain from eating sugary foods.  


Sour Sweets? No Thanks

Sour sweets have become unbelievably popular over recent years, now being one of the most popular sweets on the market. Sour sweets are extremely acidic and not tooth-friendly at all, often leading to accelerated rates of tooth decay

Brushing your teeth regularly with our Intensive Whitening Toothpaste and keeping your intake of sour sweets to a minimum can help you combat damage to your teeth massively over Christmas. 


Don’t Neglect Your Oral Hygiene

We all know that oral hygiene and maintaining a clean mouth may slip our minds during the Christmas period. A few drinks or just a long day, and it can be easy to forget to brush and floss. Don’t worry, missing one night of brushing your teeth won’t affect your oral hygiene too much, but repeated brushings missed absolutely can and will. 

Make sure you’re keeping on top of your pearly whites and keeping them shining! By making sure you stick to your regular brushing schedule, you significantly reduce the risk of damage to your teeth.


Treat Yourself To A New Toothbrush

Christmas is the time for giving, so what’s better than giving someone the gift of a healthy white smile? This year, make sure that a brand-new toothbrush is right at the very top of your Christmas list. Many people don’t know that you should actually change your toothbrush every 3-4 months to ensure maximum impact, as well as making sure you’re not filling your mouth with unwanted bacteria when you brush. 

If you’re struggling to look for the perfect stocking fillers for your loved ones, a Toothbrush may just be the answer to your prayers! Take a look at our selection of both manual and electric toothbrushes now to find your perfect Christmas present!

Food For Thought

Following these simple tips and tricks may be the difference when taking care of your teeth through this festive season. If you want to know more about how our range of products can help you to combat tooth decay and leave you with a nice white and healthy smile, get in touch! Our fantastic team of experts are more than happy to assist you. 


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