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You deserve a top-notch smile this Christmas. This is why our dentist, Dr. Chris A. Gipe, encourages you to keep your teeth and gums in mind while you’re sharing the holiday with your family members and friends. Fortunately, there are things you can do to achieve the strong and healthy smile you deserve, and our dentist is happy to give you those tips, which are:

-Don’t use your teeth to open your new gifts. This is important because using your teeth as tools can apply unnatural pressure to the teeth and crack the tooth enamel. The crack might start small, but it can get bigger with time and damage the tooth.

-Try to keep the treat consumption down to a minimum. We don’t mean you should cut the candy, cinnamon rolls, and other treats out of your day; we just mean that you should eat them in moderation so you can avoid cavities and enamel erosion.

-Don’t forget to brush twice and floss once. Oral hygiene is the last thing on your mind on Christmas. You’re usually too busy with your new presents! However, it’s important to set a reminder for yourself because if you forget to brush and floss, your smile could reap the consequences.

For more information and details about how to have a healthy Christmas smile in Los Alamitos, California, please contact Preferred Dental Care today at 562-431-1349. When you do so, our dental team will be happy to talk with you and give you the answers and help you need. We look forward to hearing from you!