The holiday season is well underway, and our team at Yankee Valley Dental would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support. We are proud to be an Airdrie-run family dentistry serving the local community.

Such times come with many festivities, celebrations, and treats. This means we must be more diligent than ever when caring for our teeth and maintaining good oral hygiene.

As a family dentistry clinic, we often see an uptick in cavity treatments after the holidays. This is because over the holidays, we’re often eating more sugary foods and, unfortunately, the busyness of the season often leaves us making other tasks a priority over dental hygiene.

You can avoid post-holiday dental problems by following these tips below:

Watch Your Sugar and Alcohol Intake

We know this is a tough one over the holidays, with gifts of chocolate, holiday pastries, and lots of delicious desserts. While we can’t expect anyone to avoid drinks and food altogether, we do recommend limiting them as much as possible.

Make Flossing a Priority

When food debris remains between our teeth, it gives bacteria a chance to eat away at the enamel. We recommend carrying dental floss with you to remove food right away when visiting family or friends for a meal. This will help prevent cavities.

Maintain Your Daily Dental Hygiene Routine

Holiday celebrations with our loved ones mean late nights and busy days ahead. No matter how busy your schedule is, it’s essential to carve out time to care for your teeth.

Get Advice for Sensitive Teeth

Dental appointments are one of those tasks on our to-do lists that can easily be put on the back burner during the busy holidays. However, remember that while the holiday season is temporary, your dental health isn’t—especially if you have an issue that needs to be taken care of as soon as possible to prevent further damage or, worse, a dental emergency.

Book an appointment with Yankee Valley Dental this holiday season and keep your dental health at the top of your to-do list. 

Dreaming of a White Christmas

As a family dentist in Airdrie, our teeth whitening services can give you that white, bright smile just in time for the holidays! With plenty of holiday events coming soon, it’s the perfect time to make sure your oral health is in check while boosting your confidence.

Whether you’re a regular at Yankee Valley Dental or a new patient, we’re happy to help you care for your oral health this holiday season and beyond. 

We look forward to serving you with quality dental care and wish you a happy holiday and a healthy New Year!