It’s that time of the year again and the shopping frenzy is no doubt in full swing! Here are a few tips to help you glide through your holiday preparations from South Burnett Dental Group in Kingaroy as we venture towards Christmas and the New Year.
Christmas is a wonderful time full of exciting family moments and smiles from ear to ear. Of course with those joyful days comes the onslaught of indulgence and unfortunately for most households, a Christmas diet generally consists of mainly sugary and acidic foods. Sure they taste delicious but often consumption habits like these do nothing for our teeth or overall health.
Are you prepared for the holidays this year?
Everybody tends to feel pressure in making plans and buying gifts as Christmas and the New Year is fast approaching. Planning events for Christmas time when the family visit, planning events for New Year’s Eve, deciding what to buy for relatives… the list goes on.
Once you’ve finally finished planning people tend to look a little closer at their lives. What have I achieved this year? What did I want to achieve? How can I move forward? At South Burnett Dental Group we encourage patients to take advantage of what they have and focus on putting their personal health and caring for those who they choose to share their time with.
Do you have private health cover?
I know this is probably not on the top of your list of things to get done, but our team will only be trading until the 23rd of December so if you receive private health benefits, we suggest you get on the phone right now and use the health insurance benefits for dental health right away. Your smile is important to us and we don’t want you to have to spend unnecessary money on your smile next year. For more information on what your health insurance benefits may cover, contact your insurance provider.
What do you need for your grocery basket?
I know it may seem that we are a little biased of your diet for Christmas because we want you to have a lovely healthy smile but be careful of sugary and processed foods. It isn’t just about your oral health! If you want to keep that summer body for the remainder of the year, reigning in on your sugar consumption is a great way to start.
Stock up on products such as floss, new toothbrushes, toothpaste and mouthwash. If you are going to have a house full of relies there is high chance that one of them has forgotten their toothbrush and you don’t want to have to waste time running around the overpriced corner store to help them out.
How to keep your smile shining
Teeth tend to take it hard throughout the festive season so here’s a little shortlist:
- Brush and floss your teeth daily
- Favour water over sugary, carbonated drinks
- Keep an eye on the oral hygiene of your children
We’ve put that last tip in there because with all the flurry of Christmas activities and excitement, the oral health of the children can drastically change. You’ve got every relative under the sun spoiling them with all kinds of sweets and baked goods so it really is imperative that you make sure they are brushing and flossing.