I’m having a bit of a love-hate relationship with my dentist at the moment as I’m getting a new cap fitted. He’s a lovely, funny South American gent who always puts me at ease BUT after my last treatment to fit the temporary cap I got an infection and tooth abscess so he’s not exactly my favourite person. After 2 weeks of antibiotics I’m back tomorrow to get the permanent cap fitted so wish me luck!
So this blog is particularly relevant for me! I will read, digest and try to follow the rules ( thank god its doesn’t include Baileys on ice- that’s one of my annual Xmas vices!!)
Love Angeli x
Christmas is a time of family, presents, Santa Clause and of course, food. Our day centres around the meal, and even when we aren’t sitting down for the turkey, we catch ourselves snacking. With the help of Dentists-Near-Me.co.uk you can suss out the surprisingly naughty Christmas foods, and eat them in moderation, because let’s be honest, how many of us actually want to give up Christmas pudding or a glass of Chardonnay over the holidays?
Christmas Puddings and Mince Pies
Though a popular choice for an after dinner dessert, these
traditional puds aren’t all that great for your teeth. These
little devils are full of dried fruits, which leave our teeth
coated in sugars that trap bacteria, and aid tooth decay.
Oranges and Tangerines Citrus fruits contain high levels of acidic juice which can erode the enamel on your teeth. We of course don’t recommend cutting these out of your diet, however instead of filling your children’s stockings with oranges this Christmas,you could actually opt for dark chocolate! The cocoa beans contain lots of antioxidants that prevent tooth decay and gum infections.
Otherwise known as the healthy option at the Christmas
party, dried fruit is in fact not all that great. The sugary
coating sticks to the teeth and traps high levels of bacteria
that can hang around for a long time and cause tooth
It’s the office party, and you want to impress. Pickled foods
aren’t always the best option for your breath…or your teeth.
Not only are pickled foods high in sugars, but the vinegar is
actually highly acidic and can de-mineralise your teeth,
contributing to tooth decay.
We love a bit of eggnog over the Christmas period, but having a
tipple or two in your glass can affect your teeth. The alcohol
actually decreases the amount of saliva production in your mouth
and irritates the gums.
Whether sugared or not, almonds are actually very hard and can
damage brittle teeth particularly in older people when they bite
down on them causing a fracture. Perhaps choose sliced almonds
instead for people with brittle teeth.
Rather than drinking white wine which has high acidic levels that can erode the enamel on your teeth, opt for a glass of red instead. Red wine might be able to help prevent tooth decay by killing harmful bacteria in your mouth
The perfect after dinner treat for your teeth! It’s no wonder we
love a cheese board in place of a dessert at the end of a meal. You
can also enjoy a piece of cheese after a sugary snack like the
Christmas pudding, as it restores your mouths natural acidity
levels for healthier teeth!
Yes, it feels like the ‘naughty’ list is ever growing but Matt Nejad of Dentists-Near-Me.co.uk for has some wise words for us all: “I don’t think any of these foods or drinks need to be avoided on Christmas day itself, however enjoying them in moderation in the run up to Christmas will benefit your oral health”.