With the festive season round the corner, every house will have an abundance of sweets and chocolates. It is that time of the year when we all love to indulge. This does not mean one needs to suffer from cavities and dental caries.

With friends and family around we often don’t realize the amount of sugar we all consume along with the kids in the house. So, yes we cannot always restrict but there are certain steps that can be taken to reduce the sugar damage.

Continuous snacking on sugary treats can cause extensive damage to the teeth. This lasts much longer than the festivals. So, few steps that can be taken to prevent this damage are:

  • Make sure you brush regularly twice a day with a soft toothbrush and do not miss the evening brushing at any cost.As the night is the time when our mouth is most dry and is highly prone to dental decay and cavities. So, it is of utmost importance to thoroughly clean the mouth before going to bed.
  • Cleaning your tongue with a tongue cleaner or scraper is also important after brushing, as food stuck on the tongue can harbor a lot of bacteria.
  • Flossing is the cornerstone of good oral hygiene. It is very important floss and clean regularly between the teeth.Especially with age and bone loss, gaps or spaces begin to open up between the teeth. This results in food impaction, dental caries, gum loosening and recession with time.
  • Mouthwash can be a savior when you are busy party hopping and may have indulged in far too many sweet treats.A good antibacterial mouthwash cleans and rinses the mouth, thereby disinfecting the teeth surfaces and the soft tissues.
  • Go, visit your dentist after all that partying. Your mouth needs to be seen and may need a good cleaning and some TLC.
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