With all the parties, get togethers and festivities around this time of year studies show an increase in alcohol consumption. Whether it be the celebration of the season or a Christmas cheer it’s important to take steps in protecting your teeth and smile.

Here are some simple steps to prevent damage to your teeth after alcohol consumption.

  • Be sure to not over do it and when possible drink alcohol through a straw, as it will direct the alcohol to the back of the mouth staying away from the teeth.

  • Always drink water between and after alcoholic beverages.

  • Avoid fruit juice drinks.

  • Wait at least an hour before brushing your teeth after alcohol consumption.

  • And always use a soft bristle toothbrush.

These simple steps can help in protecting your teeth and your smile!