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Do you want a strong and healthy smile this Christmas so you don’t have to worry about dental issues, like tooth decay and gum disease? If so, our Rick Friedrichs, DDS and Associates dental team has some helpful tips for you! In order to take good care of your teeth and gums this holiday season, we encourage you to do these things:

Get a professional dental cleaning: Dental cleanings are vital for your oral health, especially during the holiday season. This treatment completely removes the plaque and tartar from your smile, which helps you prevent gum disease and tooth decay. The cleaning also involves a fluoride treatment, which can strengthen your tooth enamel and prevent tooth sensitivity and enamel erosion.

Keep up on oral hygiene: Make sure to participate in an oral hygiene routine each day. It’s best to brush for two minutes every morning and every night with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Before heading to bed each night, floss every crevice of your smile and remove the food particles and plaque that are stuck between your teeth. After you’re done brushing and flossing, don’t forget to rinse your mouth with a beneficial mouthwash.

Limit your Christmas treat consumption: Sugar can severely harm your smile, which is why we encourage you to limit your Christmas treat consumption. If you stay away from sugar as much as possible, there is a high chance you’ll have a strong and healthy smile.

Doing these things will give you the healthy smile you deserve! If you would like to learn more about how to achieve a strong smile in Tomball, Texas, especially during the holidays, please feel free to call us at 281-205-4717 and schedule an appointment with your dentist, Dr. Rick G. Friedrichs. We are happy to meet with you, examine your smile and give you the tips you need to achieve your perfect smile. We look forward to helping you!