Smile Tips for Celebrations

August 30, 2018

For many people in Olathe, KS, Labor Day weekend is full of backyard barbecues and celebrations. It also marks the beginning of the fall season leading into the holidays. Whether it’s for a backyard barbecue or a birthday party, celebrations can be a problematic time for oral health. However, there are some ways to keep smile health at the forefront of your brain while you have fun at a party. One of the most important things to remember is to be moderate your indulgences. Parties don’t have to be detrimental to your smile’s health.

Plan Ahead

Parties are often full of sweet treats and/or alcoholic beverages. Neither of which are healthy for your smile. Parties usually don’t have a break where you can go brush your teeth to wash out the not-so-healthy indulgences. To plan ahead, you could pack some sugarless gum or a bottle of water. Keeping your mouth rinsed is a great way to help offset some of the harmful agents you might bring into your mouth.

Indulge Mindfully

Moderation is key when it comes to your overall health and your oral health. If you are going to go all in for the sugary sweet frosting on top of cupcakes for your friend’s birthday, maybe you drink a glass of water with them. If you are going to guzzle down a lot of dark soda at the party, maybe go for the celery and veggies instead of the potato chips. Balancing potentially harmful choices with some healthy choices is a great tactic. Sometimes if someone tries to completely nix a certain food or drink, it can lead to finally giving in and going overboard. Balance and moderation help keeps you on track, even when you are at a big celebration.

Smile Health Is Important Wherever You Are

There are ways to celebrate while keeping your smile healthy. To schedule a consultation call E-Care Dentistry, PA in Olathe, KS, today at 913-210-1701. We also proudly serve patients from Overland Park, Lenexa, Leawood, Gardner, Spring Hill, Osawatomie, Edgerton, Shawnee, Johnson County, De Soto, Paola, Lawrence, and all surrounding communities.