Keep Your Teeth White and Clean During The Holidays with These 4 Tips

  • By Medical Arts Dental
  • 13 Nov, 2017

During the Holidays, indulgent food can often leave stains on our teeth.

Unusual sleeping patterns sometimes mean we skip brushing. From the endless sugar sweets to the red wines and rich eggnog, it is important to make an extra effort this season.


Follow these 4 tips to keep your teeth white and clean during the holidays!

Change Your Toothbrush

If you are one of those people who switch out their toothbrush only when you get a new one from the dentist, take this opportunity to change your brushing utensil. Whether you use a traditional brush or an electronic one, replace your toothbrush  every 3 months  (or sooner!).


When you are using a brush that has hard bristles, it can damage enamel and actually make your teeth appear more yellow. When you are using a brush with bristles bent out of place, the corners and crevices of your teeth are getting missed, making the perfect resting spot for a developing cavity. Here is a tip: run your brush under warm water before cleaning your teeth to soften the bristles and protect your white smile!

Use a Straw

When consuming drinks that are bad for your teeth, using a straw can drastically reduce the damage. Soda is full of acid and sugar and rots your teeth, especially if you sip your soda throughout the holiday party. Red wines, coffee, and tea can stain and discolor your pearly whites. Prevent prolonged interaction between your teeth and holiday drinks by utilizing a straw when sipping.

Try Petroleum Jelly

If you are embarrassed or uninterested in using a straw to save your teeth from holiday foods, try this trick. Rub a thin layer of petroleum jelly on your teeth to act as a barrier between your white smile and your drink. This can prevent much of the staining power in your drink! This also acts as a barrier from lipstick stains so it is a win-win! Steal away to the bathroom to freshen your holiday red lips and protect your teeth with petroleum jelly.

Floss Every Day

If you are not the best at flossing, take extra effort to clean between teeth during the holidays. Each night before bed, weave between your teeth to remove hidden food particles from the stringy meat, popcorn kernels, and sugary sweets you ate during the day. Who knows, you might even start a new healthy habit into the New Year!


These 4 tips can help your smile stay shining white despite the Merlot and meringues. Enjoy the holidays without the hassle of worrying about your teeth by making an extra effort in your oral health care.

Medical Arts Dental Blog

By Medical Arts Dental 13 Nov, 2017

Unusual sleeping patterns sometimes mean we skip brushing. From the endless sugar sweets to the red wines and rich eggnog, it is important to make an extra effort this season.


Follow these 4 tips to keep your teeth white and clean during the holidays!

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