Four Dental Tips for the Eid Holidays
- Don’t crack nut shells with your teeth
If you are interested in nutrition and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, you will be aware that we are encouraged to eat nuts. Nuts have a high protein content which is good for the growth and repair of cells. However, your jaw strength should not be put to the test by cracking the hard nut shell. This can often lead to cracked teeth and gum damage.
- Avoid chewy and hard sweets
You may find that you will be offered sweets many times during the Eid Holidays. It is advised to avoid chewy sweets as the sticky substance can stick to teeth which can cause tooth decay. Some sticky sweets such as toffees can even pull out fillings! If you are eating hard sweets, you should allow them to dissolve in your mouth, rather than chewing them which can cause serious damage.
- Use proper tools to open gifts and packages
We can all get very excited when it comes to opening gifts, in some cases people get so excited they tear the packaging with their teeth rather than using a scissors or proper cutting tools. It is strongly recommended not to use your teeth as this can cause chipping and cracking.
- Keep brushing
People tend to neglect their brushing habits over the holidays. It is important to keep brushing twice a day. It is always handy to carry a small tube of toothpaste and tooth brush in your handbag or briefcase. This way you can quickly brush your teeth if you are not at home. If brushing isn’t an option chewing on sugar free gum is the next best thing.
It is always advisable to go for a dental check up every six months. To book an appointment please call one of our branches today.
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