by Adam Cloute || E-Editions
Children from Sussex have had some assistance to get into the Christmas spirit by an award-winning local dental implant centre.
This Christmas The Implant Centre wanted to do something more, and came up with the idea of helping the parents and guardians of The Starr Trust champions, as they often give so much support to their children often forgetting themselves.
The centre has offered them complimentary dental check-ups and a hygiene visit so they can give themselves some time and ensure they’re dental health isn’t something which gets in the way of them helping and supporting their kids.
Here’s how to avoid that dental nightmare this Christmas:
• it’s easy to drink too much alcohol over Christmas which is super bad for your teeth as it’s full of acid and sugar, both of which will rot your teeth. Alcohol dehydrates our bodies, reducing saliva which we need to neutralize acid and germs in our mouth.
• Avoid eating too many sticky Christmas treats and sweets which can cause havoc with fillings, crowns and dental implants, a dental nightmare if you manage to lose a tooth over the festivities.
• If you get toothache over Christmas, swish warm, salty water around in your mouth for pain relief and take paracetamol.”
• If your mouth is swollen, apply a cold compress to the outside of your mouth or cheek”
• Don’t open bottles or crack nuts with your teeth, it’s one of the easiest ways to break a tooth or lose a filling, crown or implant
• Chew sugarless gum which creates more saliva production and helps to wash away sugar and harmful acids”
• Drink plenty of water, especially if you’ve been drinking more alcohol than usual. A dry mouth means there’s not enough saliva in your mouth to neutralise acids and germs in your mouth. ”
• Avoid energy drinks when suffering from a hangover as they’re loaded with sugar which will rot your teeth.
• If you’re worried about toothache, get a check-up with your dentist prior to Christmas. There’s nothing worse than toothache at the best of times, so get that appointment booked before the holidays commence.”
• During festive times try and brush your teeth 3 times a day and don’t forget to floss or use interdental brushes at least once a day.”
• Use a straw! Instead of gulping down sugary fizzy drinks over Christmas, opt for sugar free or use a straw, this will keep the exposure of your teeth minimal against sugary acid. “