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The holidays are ongoing, and that means that multiple of you will be eating cakes, muffins, cookies and other holiday treats. We wish you well and hope you like all of them! To keep your teeth protected during this sugar-heavy holiday season, think about the following advice and how you could implement it. If you have any extra inquiries, feel free to call us at 925-736-4201.

While we definitely enjoy an awesome treat, we’d advise you to be wary around starchy sweets such as baked goods and potato products. Starchy foods are notorious for sticking in the gaps of teeth, leaving themselves difficult to extricate even with a toothbrush and two minutes of brushing. Additionally, fruits and other foods with seeds can have the same effect. If you are offered chips, a baked treat or food with seeds, make sure you take them with a little bit of water to help wash out the gaps between your teeth. Also, be sure to floss between your teeth that day extra attentively. When the food remnants are left to sit on your teeth, they will eat away at the defensive layers and make cavities, so it’s imperative you extricate any debris asap.

We work with Danville, California, and the neighboring communities, so ring 925-736-4201 now if you’d like to set up a checkup with the RK Dentistry office of Dr. Richard J. Koeltl.