3 Helpful Holiday Reminders For A Happy Smile!

Do you like imagining yourself in 2019, after the holidays are through and you’re back to your daily routine, with a big, happy smile on your face? Would you prefer for that smile of yours to be healthy, too? Our Ankeny, IA team is assuming the answer to these questions is “yes.” If so, then why not take some hints for a successful holiday into consideration? Your female dentist is glad to help you get through your parties, travel plans, and more, as you protect your teeth and gums!

#1: Keep Brushing And Flossing

We know that this should go without saying but that doesn’t mean our team doesn’t need to say it! Keep brushing twice a day over the holidays. Keep flossing once a day, too. One of the last things you want to receive in addition to your other gifts is the formation of a cavity! Stick to your dental hygiene routine and you’ll be just fine, suggests your female dentist.

#2: Find Ways To Relax

Yes, we know that your holiday should be relaxing but if you’re in charge of lots of stuff, you have to travel, etc., it’s possible that you find yourself feeling tense and stressed quite a lot of the time! This is no good. Why not? Well, in addition to the fact that it’s more enjoyable to have a nice time, lots of tension and stress can also be bad for your oral health. Your female dentist explains that if you tense up your jaws when you stress, you’re placing lots of force against your teeth and pushing jaw joints past their limits. Avoid headaches, toothaches, contributing to issues like bruxism, and more by setting a little time aside to breathe, etc.

#3: Try To Protect Your Sleep

We will probably tell you this every single time another big holiday rolls around or if we know you’re planning a trip or to have people in town. Why? Well, because big changes in your day-to-day activities, especially when vacation and other people end up in the mix, can often have a strong impact on your bedtime and your attention to your usual routine. Simply remember: If you use a sleep apnea appliance, keep using it. Pack it in your suitcase! Try to keep up your usual sleep hours if possible and you’ll make it through to the other side of the holiday fun well rested and happy!

See Us In 2019 For Continuing Dental Care

Take just a moment to set up dental visits for yourself and on behalf of your family, so you can feel sure you’re soaring through 2019 with a healthy grin. Visit us for a dental checkup in Ankeny, IA by contacting Dental Impressions to schedule a visit at (515) 965-0230.