Don’t Let Poor Oral Hygiene Bring You Down

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Do you ever find yourself sadder than normal this time of year? Sometimes people will have lowered self-esteem due to poor health habits, including poor oral hygiene. It’s easy to let your habits get lax during the hectic holiday season. Maintain your oral health and your self-esteem so that you can be confident during this social time of year. Take care of your teeth and gums now and they will bring you happiness for a lifetime. Below are some of the questions to consider when caring for your health during the holidays:

–Have you scheduled regular visits to your dentist at Orangeburg Dental Associates for professional cleanings and oral examinations?

–Have you been using brushing and flossing tools with the ADA Seal of Acceptance?

–Have you put a plan into place to dispose of any additional sweets after each holiday? If left around the house, you may find yourself snacking on sweets for weeks and weeks.

–Have you limited sweets to mealtime snacks only?

–Have you been eating healthier, and switching out sugary sweets with vitamin-rich foods?

–Have you taken care not to damage your teeth on hard candies, such as candy canes, peanut brittle, and peppermint bark?

–Have you been brushing twice daily and flossing once daily?

Be sure to enjoy your holidays with a healthy smile. Reach out to our Orangeburg Dental Associates to schedule an appointment with Dr. Samuel Lambrecht for all your dental health care needs. You can call us at 803-534-1020 in Orangeburg, South Carolina, today. We look forward to helping you achieve and maintain your healthy, confident smile!