During the holiday season, most enjoy partaking in social festivities, which could often involve drinking. Whether it's cocktails on a night out with friends or a glass of wine over a home-cooked meal with family, we sometimes tend to consume more alcohol during this time. As fun as it may be, it is safe to say that we start to feel its impact once January rolls around.
In order to help our bodies recover, some choose to have a dry January, one where they do not drink for the entire month. While it may seem drastic to some, most people are unaware of how bad alcohol can be for our oral health as well as overall health.
Some of the negative implications of drinking are:
Where is the Happy Middle?
Sure, abstaining from alcohol would be extremely effective when improving our oral health. However, instead of going cold turkey, it is better to find a happy medium.
Here are 3 tips to help reduce the negative impact of alcohol:
With a little extra attention and care to your oral health, it is okay to enjoy yourself this holiday season. Just remember, moderation is key, make sure you rinse your mouth after, and don't forget to schedule a checkup with us once the festivities are over!
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