3 Ways The Holidays Relate To Your Smile

December 22, 2016

Having trouble keeping your thoughts focused on your smile when fun, festive times like the holidays roll around? While you may find yourself quite distracted, we generally find that nearly everything reminds us of your teeth and gums! Granted, we are dental professionals … but we are happy to help you make these dental health connections too. Fortunately, you can use this year’s holiday time (and those that come in future years) as motivation to take care of your smile.

#1: A White Christmas = A Whiter Smile

First things first, throughout the entirety of the holiday season, you can expect to hear “White Christmas” a minimum of 40 million times if not more. As a result, we begin reflecting on all things bright and white as snow. Use this reminder if you have been dealing with unwelcome discoloration and you’re ready to remove those stains. We would love to talk with you about cosmetic treatments for the improvement of your smile.

#2: Feasting On Food = A Reminder To Brush And Floss

The moment we think about holiday feasts, we think about your teeth and gums. Will you be able to keep up with your dental health, so your smile remains well (and in one piece)? Our advice to patients is this: Don’t skip a single brushing session or flossing session. Didn’t think it would be that easy, did you? It really is.

#3: Kissing Under The Mistletoe = You Should Check Your Breath

Once you’re under the mistletoe with someone, an incoming kiss is pretty much a sure thing. That is, unless you have extremely offensive breath. Don’t miss out on this chance of a lifetime as the result of a simple dental health blunder! Instead, make sure your breath is nice and fresh by brushing your tongue and your teeth twice a day and remember to floss. In a pinch, rinse teeth by drinking water and chew sugarless gum for a friendly smelling smile!


At Lake Orion Family Dentistry, Dr. Brad Greenfield works to improve patients’ wellbeing, as well as their oral health, and he is proud to offer holistic, 100% metal-free dentistry. To learn more, or to schedule a dental appointment, call our office in Lake Orion, MI, today at 248-693-6213. We proudly welcome patients and families from around Lake Orion, MI, as well as Auburn Hills, Rochester Hills, Clarkston, Oxford, all surrounding communities.

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