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Make sure that in the hustle and bustle of the holidays, you don’t forget to take care of your teeth! Nobody wants a cavity as a holiday gift! Here are some things to remember as you go throughout your holiday season.

Brush: Remember to brush your teeth for 2 minutes, twice a day. If you have a hard time taking that much time on your teeth, turn on some holiday music and jam! The two minutes will be up before you know it.

Replace: Remember that toothbrushes need to be replaced every 3-4 months, even if they look “fine.” Perhaps include a new toothbrush in your child’s or partner’s gift this year. There are many fun colors and styles available. Choose a toothbrush with very soft bristles that has the ADA Seal of Acceptance on the packaging.

Floss: Floss every day, for 2-3 minutes each time. It doesn’t matter if you floss before or after you brush, as long as it gets done. Don’t forget to floss behind your back molars! If you are just starting your flossing habit, it is not uncommon to have some discomfort. If it lasts for more than 2 weeks, contact your dentist.

Visit Your Dentist: Make sure you visit your dentist twice a year. To schedule an appointment in Lake City, Florida, call Lake City Family Dental Center, PA at 386.752.1342. Dr. Reeve Abraben and our team look forward to seeing you!