Make the Holidays Bright With a Smile That Will Last All Winter Long!
Wishing a happy, healthy holiday season to all of our Franklin family and friends, from the Doctors and Staff of Aspen Grove Dental Associates and their families. Our patients keep us smiling all year long, so we’re sharing a few tips to keep you smiling this winter as well!
A Healthy Tradition
Holiday traditions are part of what defines our families. There is something very comforting about giving and receiving the same fuzzy socks, cozy blankets, or winter pajamas each year. Including smile-friendly gifts in your family traditions can keep your family healthy and happy for many seasons to come.
Oral care merchandise comes in so many varieties, you can easily put together the perfect collection of ADA approved products for every member of the family!
- Floss and Floss Picks
- Toothpaste with fluoride
- Breath mints and gum sweetened with xylitol
- Lip balms and moisturizers
Cold Weather Complications
Between Cold Weather, Winter Sports and the Cold and Flu Season, your oral health can really take a beating. Keep your Christmas stash of lip balms and moisturizers handy to soften the blow.
- Chapped Lips – stay hydrated and apply balm to lock in moisture
- Dry Mouth – suck on sugar-free lozenges and stay hydrated
- Sore Throat – gargle with salt water and sip on warm liquids
And, as always, maintain your healthy smile by brushing for two minutes twice a day.
Beat Those Winter Blues
Shorter winter days following the holiday season tend to bring many people down. But, with a little extra light, some healthy exercise, and practicing the art of the smile, you can beat back those winter blues.
The benefits of wearing a smile have been well documented. Not only does smiling affect your health and well-being, it is a fact that your smile is contagious! Be a catalyst for joy in yourself and in others this season and beyond by donning that Magical Winter Smile!
"Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy." —Thich Nhat Hanh