This time of year is especially close to our hearts because we believe so much in the importance of giving back to our community. Through pro-bono work and involvement with groups like Give Kids a Smile and the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Dr. Gyurina has donated thousands of hours of her time helping others. We would like to encourage all of our patients and staff members to do what you can to serve the people around you. After all, giving is what really makes Christmas special and meaningful.
Treat Your Teeth to A Little TLC
In addition to being nice to the people around you, we also want to encourage our patients to be nice to yourselves—and to your teeth. The holidays can be hard on teeth, especially when there are so many great holiday foods around. From sticky candy canes to roasted meats carved right at the table, there are dental villains everywhere, which is why you should look after your teeth.
Watch out for foods that would be hard to bite through, such as hard candies, hidden bones, popcorn kernels, or partially uncracked nuts. These kinds of foods can damage previous dental work or cause painful fractures. If you have recently whitened your teeth, try to avoid heavily pigmented foods like berries and punch. Keep in mind that extra eating could cause additional plaque and tartar accumulation, which is why you should pay special attention to brushing and flossing properly during the holidays.
Dental Emergencies and the Holiday Season
If you do experience a dental emergency this holiday season, don’t despair: Oak Park Dental would love to help. Our office handles dental emergencies very seriously, so when you contact us, we will do everything we can to see you on the same day as your emergency. As a cosmetic dentist in Madison since 1999, Dr. Gyurina knows what to do in order to save your tooth or teeth and to keep you comfortable.
We hope that you and your family will have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. If there is anything we can do to assist you with your teeth this holiday season, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
Dr. Jana Gyurina
& the Oak Park Dental staff