We are counting down the days to Christmas at The Grove! Our Christmas CDs are on all day, every day, our decorations are up and secret santa has been organised.
We all love Christmas treats, but over the festive period it’s fair to say most of us probably overindulge, giving our teeth little opportunity to recover. Grazing on sugary treats throughout the day is the worst thing for your teeth, so the best way of minimising damage to teeth from sweets, fizzy drinks, mince pies etc is to eat or drink them all in one go, rather than consume them slowly over a longer period, as it is not the amount but the frequency of sugar intake that damages teeth. Cheese is great after a meal instead of a pudding, as it neutralises acid, giving teeth a welcome break. Nuts are fab to graze on – cashew nuts are full of protein, walnuts are rich in antioxidants and almonds are high in calcium, whilst being low in saturated fats. Unsalted nuts are preferable.
The Christmas period is often a busy time for us with emergencies, which is why we are open every day except for the bank holidays (Christmas day, Boxing day and New Years day). Please ring as early as possible if you require urgent attention, as emergency appointments are limited and often restricted to mornings only. For emergency care when we are closed please call 0845 6020254 or have a look at our article on coping with dental pain here.
We wish all our patients a very Merry Christmas. We thank you for your continued support and wish you a happy and healthy 2015!