Your oral surgeon would like to help you avoid trauma this holiday! While we cannot help you avoid the emotional trauma that often comes with figuring out which gifts to buy, dealing with crowds, and trying not to overeat, we can help you with your smile. By considering some tips you have most certainly heard before with new ones, you’ll be ready to protect your teeth and gums for a smile that enjoys optimal protection.

Watch The Foods You Eat

Remember to keep an eye on the foods that you eat, suggests your oral surgeon. While you can have a perfectly wonderful holiday season, you can also accidentally crack a tooth or hurt yourself if you’re not watching. It just requires you to pay a bit more attention than usual when you reach for food. Be mindful of food with bones or pits in them, don’t eat extremely hard foods, don’t bite into hard candies, and wait for piping hot food to cool down first before you eat it (to avoid burns).

Watch Your Step, Too!

Watch your step, suggests your oral surgeon! When you have arms full of gifts and are walking up someone’s front steps, be careful. When you’re in new places, from someone’s apartment or house to a restaurant that’s new, watch the landscape ahead of you, so you don’t trip and break a tooth.

Careful With Weather Changes (Like Ice)

When you’re out of town and the forecast calls for an ice storm, don’t walk outside assuming the ground is not slick (it is). Being careful to remain on your feet (rather than falling) can help you avoid smile damage.

Keep Your Smile Very Safe This Season

Remember that we offer oral surgery, should you require help with serious trauma to your oral health. However, we are happy to help you avoid it! Give us a call in Riverside, 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.