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 comes tons of festivities, celebrations, and lots of food 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. One of the reasons for this is an increase in consuming sugary foods and the hustle and bustle that leaves us putting our dental hygiene routine last on the list.

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

Keep an eye on sugar/alchohol 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.

Flossing is still 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, it’s essential to carve out time to care for your teeth.

Get advice for sensitive teeth

Dental appointments is 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 is not – 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 family dentistry for a check up.

Dreaming of a White (Smile) Christmas

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

If you or your loved one are new to Yankee Valley Dental, no problem – we accept new patients. As part of our new patient procedure, we take the time to get to know your dental health goals and assess the current health of your teeth and gums before we jump into any treatments.

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

– Your dedicated dental team at Yankee Valley Dental