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Ho, Ho, Hold Off Holiday Alcohol

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Yes, I sound like Scrooge. If you look at tooth decay from my perspective, you’d see sugar in the cookies, candy, cakes, cocoa, soda pop and mixed drinks. These are all empty calories of sugar that sit on your teeth for the length of the celebration, or longer. Now multiply this by the six holiday parties you will attend.

The holiday alcohol concerns me, mostly because I’ve seen patients who were involved in auto collisions that damaged their front teeth. Some have required root canals, but others needed extractions. Then, we had to recreate their smile.

I firmly believe that if parents make responsible decisions during the holidays, it provides a role model for their children. Let’s start a trend…

Contact Winterset Dental today to find out which treatment is right for you.

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