Labor Day Dental Tips
Each year, Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday of September. It is the one day of the year Americans celebrate their achievements in work, which the US Department of Labor says has contributed to the prosperity and well-being of America as a whole. Americans have been celebrating Labor Day since the 1880s, and today it is an official federal holiday. This is a day for all the workers.
Happy Labor Day to all the hardworking men and women. Thanks for being a valued patient of our Avalon Dental Center! Wishing you a wonderful weekend with your loved ones! Keep your teeth healthy!
5 Labor Day Dental Tips to Keep Your Teeth Healthy
Don’t crack nuts with your teeth. Although protein found in nuts helps keep muscles and bones strong, you shouldn’t test the strength of your teeth by shelling nuts with them. The hard surface of most nutshells can cause serious tooth and gum damage and may even crack teeth.
Pass on chewy treats. Sticky substances cling to tooth enamel and encourage tooth decay, and thick candies, such as caramel and taffy, can even yank out fillings. Eat these sweets sparingly and along with other foods to help keep the treats from sticking to your teeth
Choose chocolate. Yes, we are telling you to eat chocolate! It’s a better choice than other sweets because and easier to rinse from teeth. Dark chocolate is better – it’s lower in sugar than milk or white chocolate.
Brush afterward. Brush your teeth or drink a glass of water after eating sweets to help rinse away sugar and acid. Let dental floss be your companion.
And the most important – keep a date with your dentist!
We hope you all are enjoying your long weekend! For more information on how to celebrate Labor Day with a healthy smile, please call one of our offices or contact us online.