Top Tips for Oral Care in Festival Season
Our dentists at Sabka Dentist dental clinics can provide you some important ideas on how you can make sure your oral and dental health is perfect during the festival season this year!
The festival season is here with Ganpati, Navratri, Diwali followed by Christmas and all other one day festivals in in-between! For many, this might mean parties, food, drinks, celebrations, festivals, holidays and trips out with friends and family. While the celebrations and festivals bring out a more active lifestyle, it doesn’t come without its pitfalls. Especially when it comes to the health of your mouth. It’s important during this time to know how to look after your mouth, teeth and gums, with all three potentially at greater risk. Our expert dentists at Sabka Dentist have put together five super tips that will help you look after your oral health this festival season in the best way possible:
1. Stick to your routine –
It doesn’t matter whether you are out socialising with friends or are up late watching Sacred Games 2, it is important to stick to your dental routine. Looking after the health of your mouth should always remain a priority. Resist the temptation to skip brushing because you’re preoccupied with something else. No matter how eventful your life is during the festival season, make sure you brush twice a day for two minutes with a fluoride toothpaste, alongside daily flossing. And remember your 6 monthly visit to the dentist. To book your appointment for a FREE Dental Checkup click here. Also, it is also a good idea to get a professional dental cleaning and scaling that will clean those crusty scales and yellow stains from your teeth giving you a great smile for the celebrations.
2. Plan ahead –
This time of year can be extremely hectic. That’s why it’s important to be prepared and give your oral health the attention it deserves before something goes wrong. With holidays and trips away booked, it is a good idea to book an appointment at the dentist before you set sail. This means that any small problems can be treated early and don’t leave you needing emergency treatment abroad. It is also a good idea to stock up on manual toothbrushes or extra brush heads as well as travel-sized toothpaste and floss.
3. Stay hydrated, the correct way –
Keeping hydrated, especially while touring or partying in warm and humid weather is important for the health of your mouth and your general health too. Be sure to make the right choices when choosing tooth-smart beverages. Water and milk are the best options for our oral health. They will help keep you both hydrated and refreshed. Try to avoid those drinks high in sugar and acid. Fizzy drinks, fruit juices and energy drinks can be harmful for your oral health. If sipped throughout the day, they can lead to tooth decay and dental erosion.
4. Be sure to keep your teeth out of harm’s way –
According to our latest research, most Indians are regularly putting their oral health at risk by using their teeth as tools for jobs they weren’t intended for. Festivals and celebrations provides plenty of opportunity for food and drink on-the-go and outside of the home. Please avoid using your precious teeth to crack open bottles and packets. Or use them to hold or carry things when your hands are full. Opening a beer bottle with your teeth is the worst thing you can do to your dental health. Thousands of unnecessary accidents happen every year when teeth are used inappropriately. Stick to using your teeth for what they were designed to do – chewing food to make it digestible. We could all do without shifting, broken or cracked teeth.
5. The right amount of sun for healthier gums –
This is also a season where you venture out in the sun outdoor. Sunlight is a great source of vitamin D which plays a key role in a healthier immune system. Research also shows that it can give your oral health a boost by helping to prevent gum disease. Having healthy gums means you can keep your teeth for longer. Gum disease is also linked to heart health, mental health and diabetes so getting out in the sun could be a great choice for a healthy mouth. Be sure not to stay out in the sun for too long – the dangers are well documented. To stay safe, you should always use the appropriate factor sunscreen and don’t forget to protect your lips too as this is an area many people forget. Remember, the longer you stay out in the sun unprotected, the more susceptible you leave yourself to serious health problems. By following these recommendations, you can enjoy your summer to the full and keep your smile healthy and happy!
If you need any further advice on any oral health matters, including any festival-related questions on dental health, please call Sabka Dentist on +91 22 4880 6488 or Send Email to our team.
Dr. Priyanka graduated in 2008, obtaining her BDS degree from the faculty of dentistry at the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences. Upon graduating, she was selected to complete a multi-disciplinary hospital residency at Government Dental College and Hospital, Mumbai. This residency provided her with advanced training in all the specialties of dentistry including oral surgery, endodontics, pedodontics, and treatment of medically compromised patients. Dr. Priyanka then moved to private practice, working as an associate dentist.
Dr. Priyanka has a diploma in Soft Tissue Lasers from IALD and fellowship in Implant & Esthetic Dentistry. She also holds numerous certifications in Advanced Implant Dentistry, Endodontics, and Esthetic Dentistry. Dr. Priyanka completed MBA in Hospital Management and Clinical Research. Dr. Priyanka is a member of the Indian Dental Association and Dental Implantology Study Club, Pune. She has worked at Sabka Dentist since 2012 and is pleased to say that their advanced technology allows dentists to provide patients with painless, gentle dentistry and a pleasant experience. She enjoys the challenge of providing quality conservative family dentistry in a comfortable and friendly environment.