Safeguard Your Mouth This Winter by Limiting Cavity-Causing Sugar, Eating Healthy, and Wearing an Athletic Guard

Maintaining your oral health can be a tough job, especially in winter. Why? For two reasons: holiday sweet treats and winter sports. While too many cakes and cookies with high sugar content can lead to cavities, winter sports like ice skating and skiing can sometimes result in cracked or chipped teeth. 

Keep reading to learn more about how you can safeguard your mouth this winter and maintain a healthy, vibrant smile. 

Limit Your Sugar Intake 

Winter is all about the holidays, and a significant part of the holidays is good food. Sweets are almost always at the top of that list. 

However, too many sweets are not good for your dental health. They increase your risk of cavities and gum disease. Therefore, this winter, keep the sugar intake at a minimum if you want healthy teeth and gums. 

Protect Your Teeth When Playing Sports

If you are into winter sports, it is wise to protect your mouth when engaging in these sports to prevent broken teeth, jaw injuries, and lacerated oral tissues. Always wear an athletic guard when engaging in contact sports as it will safeguard your mouth from injuries. If you want a more comfortable mouthguard, talk to your dentist and get a custom-fit one. 

Eat Healthy to Prevent Mouth Sores

Cold sore breakouts are not rare in winter. Mouth sores are red blisters filled with fluid that appear on the lips and mouth, spreading to the tongue, gums, soft palate, and bottom of the mouth. 

Mouth sores are most often caused by unhealthy eating habits and stress. However, you can prevent them if you get proper sleep and start eating a balanced diet every day.

A nutritious diet with plenty of minerals and vitamins will help you stay immune. Also avoid eating spicy and acidic foods because they, too, can cause mouth ulcers. 

To learn more ways to keep your teeth healthy and shining, get in touch with our team at All Care Dentistry. Dr. David Powell, DDS, and our team of dental experts will provide you with comprehensive dental services and the right advice. For more details or to schedule an appointment, call (801) 266-1414, book on our website, or visit us at 6065 S Fashion Blvd # 275, Murray, Salt Lake City, UT 84107. 

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