Sometimes, when you’re having a lot of fun and get swept up in the holiday spirit, it’s easy to feel like a kid again. You might even feel you need someone to remind you to brush your teeth before you go to bed (and to get to bed nice and early, etc.). However, when you’re the adult, the responsibility of your oral health simply lands on your shoulders. What to do, then? Well, you might need a quick little dose of reality to get you back to your good senses before Christmas arrives! We can do just that.
Quiz Questions: True or False?
- True or False: When your kids put out milk and cookies for Santa on Christmas Eve, it’s okay if you eat a cookie and have some milk, too, and then go straight to bed. As long as you believe in Santa, that is.
- True or False: It’s a fun party trick to show everyone how you can impersonate a nutcracker at holiday get togethers. Assuming you know you have strong teeth, cracking open nuts shouldn’t cause you any serious problems.
- True or False: Your oral health might not do so well if you can’t find the scissors, while you’re wrapping. Even though it seems like cutting a ribbon with teeth to help you wrap (or using your teeth to help you unwrap gifts) is no biggie, it can be quite dangerous.
- False. We aren’t going to suggest that you eat anything at all before bed, unless you have time to wait a bit and then brush your teeth. Even milk has a small amount of sugar in it that isn’t good just before bedtime. Santa cannot help you with this! It’s water before bed (or nothing).
- False. Never crack nuts with your teeth. You can cause serious oral health trauma.
- True. Never ever use your teeth for anything other than their main functions (speaking and eating).
Prevent Oral Health Damage With Holiday Tips
Take our advice seriously and you will discover that you can very easily avoid all sorts of oral health problems that can occur during the holidays. Learn more by scheduling a visit in Prairie Village, KS by calling Robert M Browne, DDS at (913) 901-8585.