Avoid These Christmas Treats For A Healthy Smile

Christmas is the perfect time to show off a healthy smile! It is also the ideal date for indulging into some sweet treats like gingerbread cookies, candy canes, and the occasional chocolate bar… But, should you avoid those christmas treats for keeping a healthy smile through the holidays?

We spoke to the experts and the answer might surprise you, keep reading to find out how to keep your pearls shining without sacrificing christmas’ best treats.

Chocolate brownies

They’re delicious, easy to make, and so versatile! This classic dessert is great for baking alongside your loved ones in a cold winter day… don’t worry! You don’t need to avoid chocolate brownies, it is just a matter of self control.

First, try cutting your brownie into smaller portions. This will prevent you from ingesting a huge amount of sugar in one sitting which is bad for your teeth and your whole body. Second, opt for more firm brownies instead of the fudgy ones. This makes it less likely for you to get chocolate stuck between your teeth. 

Candy Canes

This German snack has become an absolute Christmas Symbol. They’re specially hard to avoid since each year there’s always someone who hands them out in the office, school, or on the street. However, you should avoid peppermint sticks because of how hard they attack your teeth’s enamel. 

If you don’t want to seem rude by neglecting your coworker or neighbor’s christmas detail, just accept it and hang it in your christmas tree! They make beautiful decorations and will definitely honor your friend’s kind intentions of spreading the christmas spirit. 

Hot Cocoa or Hot Chocolate

I know, I know. This one is specially hard to accept because of how good it is and how much we all crave it in a cold winter night. But there are a few things you can do to keep a beautiful smile without giving up on this heavenly beverage:

Use a straw: This will prevent the liquid from having direct contact with your teeth! You can use a metal or bamboo one and keep things environment-friendly!

Skip the marshmallows: They’re sticky which makes them a hundred times more likely to get between your teeth than any other candy. That + the hot chocolate is the perfect combination for cavities.

Go for hot Cocoa instead of hot Chocolate: Since it has less sugar, it represents a less harmful choice for your tooth.

If you’re at a reunion and don’t have access to your toothbrush, try drinking a glass of water after finishing the cup of hot cocoa to wash away the residual sugars. 

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