Season’s Greetings! We at the Silberg Center for Dental Science would like to wish you the greatest happiness, peace, and hope this holiday season. From our family to yours, thank you for trusting us with your smile and letting us serve you. As you celebrate the season and enjoy the festivities, we want to share some reminders about taking care of your smile.
At this time of year, we all tend to indulge. Those extra sugary snacks or glasses of wine can cause a surprising amount of dental damage, but there is also a lot you can do to limit the risk. First, if you’re eating sticky candies like taffy, gummies, and caramel, be sure to rinse your mouth or brush your teeth afterward. These sticky treats easily cling to the teeth, creating the perfect environment for bacteria to grow. Also, avoid biting down on hard candy, nutshells, ice, or bones. While it doesn’t happen every time, biting down wrong can result in dental chips, cracks, and fractures. Finally, keep in mind that brightly pigmented foods like cranberry sauce, bright holiday-themed sweets, and red wine can stain your teeth. Be mindful of how much you eat of these foods. If you do end up having a dental mishap over the holidays, please contact us for help.
As your periodontist in Pittsburgh, we look forward to helping you achieve a more beautiful and confident smile in the coming year. May the spirit of the season be with you and your family. From the Silberg Center for Dental Science, have a happy holiday!
Dr. Mark E. Silberg