Apple Valley, MN, October 29, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Full-service Apple Valley dental clinic Dakota Dental knows that the holiday season is too often the season for cavities as well. With Halloween candy, Thanksgiving pie, and Christmas stockings full of sweets, every holiday seemingly has sugary treats associated with it. In addition, the winter holidays bring a never-ending buffet of opportunities to eat sweets at work, home, and parties.
Dakota Dental family dentistry offers tips for preventing potential oral health problems and indulgence in holiday treats. According to the Apple Valley dentistry, the first step is to choose healthy options. Select vegetables, fruit, and proteins first to avoid filling up on extras. When eating candy and other treats, stay away from sticky and chewy pieces that remain on the teeth longer. If possible, select sugar-free options. By reducing the sugar exposure in the mouth, damage to the teeth and gums can be minimized.
Another good oral health tip from Dakota Dental for taking care of teeth is to choose water as a beverage. Not only does it offer refreshment that is free of calories, but it also keeps bacteria from growing in the mouth. Simply taking sips and swishing after sweets and snacks will help keep that perfect smile intact.
Finally, Dakota Dental believes it is a good idea to keep a toothbrush and dental floss in a pocket or purse. That way, it is always nearby and easy to use during quick trips to the bathroom. This will help to prevent teeth staining, plaque buildup, and bad breath.
To learn more about preventive dental care, visit Dakota Dental’s dental care blog at www.dakotadental.com.
Dakota Dental, located at 14682 Pennock Avenue in Apple Valley, provides comprehensive dental services including preventative dental work, dental implants, dental care for kids, cosmetic dentistry, and dental emergency services. Learn more or schedule an appointment by visiting www.DakotaDental.com or by calling 952-431-5774.
Dr. Shelley Wakefield
14682 Pennock Avenue
Apple Valley, MN 55124