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The holidays are here, and that means multiple of you will be enjoying cakes, muffins, cookies and other treats. We wish you well and hope that you like all of them! To keep your teeth healthy during this time of year, review the following information and how you could implement it. If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact us at 714-386-7421.

While we definitely love a good holiday treat, we’d advise you to be careful around starchy sweets like baked goods and potato products. Starchy foods are notorious for sticking to teeth, leaving themselves tricky to extricate even with a toothbrush and a full two minutes of brushing. Additionally, fruits and other foods with seeds can have a similar effect. If you are given chips, a baked treat or food with seeds, ensure you take them with a small bit of water to help wash out the gaps between your teeth. Also, be sure (as you should always do) to floss your teeth that day extra attentively. When the food remnants are left to sit on your teeth, they will eat away at the protective layers and create cavities, so it’s important you extract any debris immediately.

We provide care to Brea, California, and the surrounding communities, so call 714-386-7421 now if you’d like to schedule an appointment with the Fullerton Dental Care office of Dr. Asal Shirazi.