Merry Christmas from John Street Dental!

With the silly already in full swing, here are some tips to maintain your oral health!

Christmas is a great time to relax, have fun and indulge in delicious food and drinks, but it is good to be cautious about what you are consuming and how much you are consuming. Consumption of certain foods and drinks with lots of sugar can lead to oral health issues such as cavities and bad breath as it produces bad bacteria which once digested can grow within the mouth.

Here is a list of ideas to keep your oral hygiene clean, while still enjoying the festive season:

1. Keep up with regular brushing.

If you are not regularly brushing your teeth, the plaque created by eating foods and bad bacteria can sit on your teeth weakening the enamel and causing them to demineralise causing cavities.

2. Consume less high sugar snacks and drinks.

Eating regular breakfast lunch and dinner is better for your teeth than continuous snacking on sweets and treats as it increases the exposure time on your teeth to the sugars within them. Instead, eat as you can at breakfast lunch and dinner and avoid those midnight snacks!

3. Try to sip on water more than sugary and alcoholic drinks.

Research has shown that frequent sipping on sugary or alcoholic drinks can increase the risk of cavities. Try not to sip high sugary drinks throughout the day and consume them within a reasonable time frame to reduce bacteria and exposure to the teeth. Water is a great alternative! A straw is another great way to enjoy your Christmas beverages.


The team at John Street Dental would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a wonderful Christmas and a safe, happy New Year.

We have thoroughly enjoyed meeting some amazing new smiles and appreciate the return of the loyal throughout the year.

The New Year will be starting off fresh faced and eager to welcome you all back in 2023!

Best wishes to you and your families.White and Brown Colorful Testimonial for Facebook Post (1)