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Dec 2016
17th
 

8 sleeps till Christmas!

There are just 8 sleeps till Christmas; the big day is getting closer and closer. Here are 8 tips to look after your teeth over the festive period:

  1. Brush your teeth twice a day using an electric tooth brush with a 2 minute timer
  2. Floss or use inter dental brushes in between your teeth- this is vital
  3. Use a flouride mouthwash afterwards-do not rinse with water
  4. Limit sugary foods and drinks (sorry!) to mealtimes and reduce the frequency of acid attack on your teeth
  5. Limit acidic foods and drinks as much as possible; did you know that hot lemon water has the same acidity as battery acid!
  6. Drink alcohol in moderation (sorry again!)
  7. For sensitivity, rub some sensitive toothpaste directly on to the tooth and leave overnight. Repeat for at least 7 days.
  8. Visit your dentist and hygienist when due- early intervention means less extensive treatment in the long term

If you need to be seen prior to Christmas, please call us on Monday morning. We will squeeze you in!

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