Flossing during the holiday season is more crucial than any other time of the year. There are many sweet holiday treats that taste delicious, but increase the risk of tooth decay. Everything from sticky candy to sweet drinks will end up between your teeth, and the only way to get it out is by flossing. Here are some easy to follow flossing tips for the holiday season.
Always have floss with you
Pack it in your bag, keep some in your car, or remember to leave some at your desk. You never know when you’re going to get something stuck in between your teeth, especially in with all of the holiday cookies and sweet treats abound. You don’t have to keep it in your pocket at all times, but make sure you can get to some floss when needed-especially when you travel for the holidays.
Be careful- especially if you’ve been eating sticky treats. You can yank out a filling or knock your teeth out of alignment if you pull too hard in one direction. If something is really jammed between your teeth, make an appointment with your dentist in Greensboro, NC right away.
Finally, don’t forget to actually floss!
Don’t just read our post about flossing- actually follow your dentist’s words of wisdom. Remember to floss each and every day. If you’ve fallen out of the habit of flossing, now is the time to get back into it (resolutions, right?!) Many people forget to floss or figure they don’t need to because they can’t feel or see anything to floss. Trust us, it’s there and needs to be removed! The thin layer of bacteria you brush off of your teeth also forms between your teeth and the only effective way to get it off is with floss.
Jump start your flossing habits this holiday season!