Did you know that holiday time can be a little bit stressful sometimes? Are you already laughing because this is the understatement of the year? If so, then you might want to consider what your Temecula dentist has to say on the topic. It’s important that you think ahead regarding how the holidays can stress out your teeth and what to do to avoid such issues and to keep your smile protected during what should be a very lovely and joyous time of year!

You Eat Things You Don’t Usually Eat

Over the holidays, you may be looking at quite a diverse selection of options, many mouth-watering, that you would not generally eat on a normal day. This is fun, of course! However, it can also stress your teeth if you aren’t careful. Your Temecula dentist suggests you keep this in mind and remember that when you choose foods that are harder, crunchier, chewier, etc. than usual, it’s wise to eat with caution or to break apart foods into smaller bites before you eat.

You May Grind (Or Clench) From Stress

If you internalize your stress straight through your teeth and jaws, then you might be someone with bruxism. Grinding will stress your teeth by beginning to wear them down. Clenching will place them under enormous stress, which can lead to cracks. Find time to relax, suggests your Temecula dentist, so you don’t end up with a sore smile, sore jaw, and a headache.

You Graze On Leftovers!

You don’t usually eat pie, ice cream, hot cocoa, and cookies consistently over an eight-hour period. However, you might during the holidays. Try to graze less (or remember to be diligent about rinsing and brushing) to keep teeth safe!

Keep Those Teeth Safe With Simple Oral Health Tips

Remember that your teeth can fall victim to unexpected trauma if you aren’t careful! Take our suggestions to heart, so you can make mindful choices for your dental health. Give us a call in Temecula, CA to schedule a consultation with your dentist. We are proud to serve patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.