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If you want to have a strong and healthy smile this holiday season, then there are things you need to do in order to achieve that goal. However, those things aren’t as tough as you think they are. Your strong and healthy smile is only a few steps away. To help you have the oral health you deserve, your periodontist, Dr. Anne Nicholas, encourages you to do the following things:

Get a professional dental cleaning – Dental cleanings are vital for your oral health, especially during the holiday season. This treatment completely removes the plaque and tartar from your smile, which helps you prevent gum disease and tooth decay. The cleaning also involves a fluoride treatment, which can strengthen your tooth enamel and prevent tooth sensitivity and enamel erosion.

Keep up on oral hygiene – Make sure to participate in an oral hygiene routine each day. It’s best to brush for two minutes every morning and every night with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Before heading to bed each night, floss every crevice of your smile and remove the food particles and plaque that are stuck between your teeth. After you’re done brushing and flossing, don’t forget to rinse your mouth with a beneficial mouthwash.

Limit your holiday treat consumption – Sugar can severely harm your smile, which is why we encourage you to limit your holiday treat consumption. If you stay away from sugar as much as possible, there is a high chance you’ll have a strong and healthy smile.

Doing these things will help you avoid many dental issues this holiday season, including tooth decay, gum disease and more. So, please remember to take care of your smile so you can avoid oral health complications this holiday season. However, if you do end up experiencing problems with your smile, please don’t hesitate to call Dr. Nicholas. She is the best dental professional who can improve your oral health and give you the smile you need—just in time for the holidays.

For more information and details about how to have a healthy smile this holiday season, please call Dr. Anne Nicholas and her team of specialists who are serving Palm Desert, La Quinta, Indian Wells, Rancho Mirage and the surrounding areas of the Coachella Valley at the Palm Desert Center for Advanced Periodontics, Cosmetic, Sedation and Implant Dentistry to schedule your appointment today. They can be reached by phone at 760-851-0314 or at their office in Palm Desert, California.