5 Tooth Tips for a Healthier Cinco de Mayo

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Today, many parents and children will be celebrating and relaxing with Mexican foods and drinks. However, it’s important that you celebrate without damaging your little one’s teeth! If you plan on indulging today, be sure to keep these five tooth-friendly Cinco de Mayo tips in mind.

Tooth-Friendly Cinco de Mayo Tips:

  1. Control Your Chips & Salsa – A bag of chips can disappear pretty quickly when there is salsa around. Slow down and be sure to floss and rinse after enjoying this traditional snack.
  2. Drink Plenty of Water – Balance out sugary Cinco de Mayo drinks with plenty of water. This will help rinse your teeth and prevent cavities.
  3. Don’t Forget to Floss – Make sure you floss after indulging in tacos and other Mexican foods today. Flossing will help get rid of any food particles that get stuck in between your teeth. This will help reduce your risk of tooth decay and gum irritation.
  4. Opt for Low-Sugar Options – Cinco de Mayo drinks can be packed with sugar. Look for sugar-free alternatives that are easier on your teeth.
  5. Brush Before Bed – Remember to brush before you go to bed! While all of the food you ate today might have been delicious, you want to make sure that your teeth are clean before you go to sleep.

If it’s time to schedule your child’s bi-annual cleaning and exam, or you are experiencing any tooth discomfort, contact any of our three Long Island locations a call, we’d be more than happy to answer any questions you might have!