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Of course, you need to take care of your teeth throughout the year. But dental care becomes even more important during the festive Christmas and New Year party season because we tend to indulge a lot more in sweets, spicy treats and carbonated and alcoholic drinks. Sagrika Shukla, a visiting consultant at Clove Dental, says that teeth need extra care in winters just like the rest of the body and shares tips to take care of your teeth.
Brushing teeth is good but not for too long. ADA (American Dental Association) recommends brushing for not more than two-three minutes. Over brushing teeth can cause sensitivity.
Yes, we all are a little hungrier in winters. Besides, the Christmas and party season makes us eat more unhealthy food. But always remember to opt for hot beverages rather than acidic carbonated drinks which tend to erode the teeth that eventually leads to sensitivity.
If you've been sipping on cider or opting for spicy treats during the holidays, canker sores can actually set in and ruin your fun. If you're already suffering from sores, try swishing your mouth with warm salt water as it helps in cleaning the sores and faster healing. Alcohol- free sore mouth rinses will also help relieve the pain.
In winters, you need to take care to cut down on the sugar intake. We also tend to drink less water in winters. Increased sugar intake along with decreased water intake in the cold season increases chances of cavities.