Oral Hygiene & Preparing for the Holidays

Oral Hygiene & Preparing for the Holidays
Posted on 12/23/2020
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We know the holidays are a fun and busy time of the year! Dr. Dann Orthodontics emphasizes practicing good oral hygiene habits to keep a beautiful and healthy smile. Show off your flawless smile to family and friends during the holiday season! Check out our COVID-19 update on safety tips and orthodontic treatment at this time.

Avoid Chewy and Hard Candies

Tempting chewy and hard sweets is a part of the holidays. It is especially important with patients undergoing treatment to avoid these kinds of candies as they can cause devices to break and delays in treatments. These candies are bad for teeth enamel, as well as cause cavities and a cracked tooth, and should be kept in moderation.

Daily Routine: Floss, Brush, and Mouthwash

Keeping sweets chewy and hard sweets in moderation is the perfect time reserved for the holiday season. Even though the holidays can be a busy time, it is still crucial to maintain a daily routine of flossing, brushing, and mouthwash to keep your teeth in tip-top shape. This way you can enjoy holiday sweets and avoid the repercussions of sugary candies.

Teeth Are Not Tools

It is important for parents to teach their children early on that teeth are not tools to avoid dental damage. Children may be excited to open candy wraps and presents. However, abnormal use of teeth can wreak havoc on your oral health and your pocket. It is best to practice proper oral habits and treatments early on to prevent dental damage and costly expenses.


The holidays are full of sweets and delicious foods. Don’t forget to drink a lot of water! Water is excellent for oral health because it is a great mouth cleanser, it washes down leftover food stuck in your teeth, and it gets rid of bacteria that feeds on acids and sugars that causes cavities.

Don’t Delay Appointments

We understand the holiday season of the busiest times of the year! However, that is no excuse to skip your dental and orthodontic appointments. Make is a priority to schedule your cleanings, oral exams, and orthodontic treatment check ups. We recommend scheduling appointments in advance so it doesn’t slip your mind during the craziness of the holiday season.

Schedule Your Holiday Season Appointment with Dr. Dann Orthodontics!

The team at Dr. Dann Orthodontics is excited to teach you the importance of oral hygiene during the holiday season! Schedule your next appointment with Dr. Dann Orthodontics in Orlando or Winter Park, FL to get it out of the way so you can enjoy your holiday season.