When we talk about those things you need to watch for when it comes to keeping your smile as it should be (free of damage, free of injury, free of decay, vibrant, etc.), we are quite often discussing food. Don’t eat too much sugar, your Riverside dentist suggests. Don’t drink acidic beverages. Don’t eat pigmented stuff that will lead to discoloration. So, when the holidays roll around, pretty much everything on the “don’t do it!” list is in heavy supply. While indulging is fun during special times, you may wonder if you’re missing something. Can’t you celebrate without feeling compelled to snack? Of course! Try out our thoughts.

Play Games!

Don’t overlook the exceptional, good, old-fashioned fun you experience when you play games with your friends and loved ones. You can reach for a board game, which is sure to delight. Or, don’t forget that there are things you don’t need to buy in order to play. Charades is a favorite. Pictionary (all you need is paper and a marker) is always a crowd pleaser. Hide-and-seek is the best for little ones. Make the day fun this way and your oral health will be just fine.

Watch Movies!

Turn on the TV and watch the holiday movies that are on. They’re quite cozy, your Riverside dentist reminds you. Or grab one from your stack of faves!

Get Creative With Food

Yes, we said it. We said, try to have fun without eating food. However, at some point, you’ll get hungry and you’ll want a snack. Your Riverside dentist would like to toss out this quick recommendation: Don’t rely on pastries and candy for every snack. Of course, let yourself have a dessert at some point! However, remember that you can nibble on cheese, veggies from a veggie plate, fruits (skip the citrus), and protein (turkey leftovers are wonderful). They’re all good for your oral health!

Enjoy The Holidays With A Safe Smile

Smile away this holiday season, while you try out some safe-for-your-smile things as a means of enjoying the festive spirit. 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.