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There’s going to be plenty to celebrate this May. From National Physical Fitness and Sports Month to Mother’s Day, and even Cinco de Mayo, there’s sure to be plenty of family, fun, and food.

Just remember when you are out celebrating with family and friends to keep your dental and overall health in mind. While it’s okay to enjoy all the delightful food and drinks, use the following tips to keep your smile (and body) healthy all May.

Let the McAllen dentists at WhiteWing Dental provide some recommendations on how to enjoy all the festivities while protecting your smile!

Celebrate Your Smile on Cinco de Mayo and Mother’s Day

  1. Hydration is Key: Adults generally like to unwind Cinco de Mayo weekend with margaritas, pina coladas, or other festive drinks. While these beverages can be sweet and refreshing, they’re also chock-full of sugars. Drinking water can help to rinse away the excess sugars that can build up and lead to tooth decay and cavities. Plus, it’s always a good idea to drink some good ‘ole H20 when imbibing on adult drinks.
  2. Taco Bout Flossing: Cinco de Mayo and Mother’s Day usually come with a healthy dose of flavorful fajitas, tacos, and enchiladas. While these dishes are absolutely delicious, they’re also quite starchy. To prevent any plaque build-up in your teeth, remember to floss after meals. This will help prevent irritated gums, reduce the risk of cavities, and even help to keep your breath fresh.
  3. Rinse After the Chips and Dip: Some might argue that the chips and salsa are the top reason to go out for some Mexican food. The crunch and flavor make the perfect combination, but we should be mindful of the food particles that can stay stuck behind after dining. Make sure to brush, rinse, and floss after a great meal to ensure those chips won’t affect your teeth after the party is over.
  4. After Celebration Care: Your McAllen and La Feria dentists at WhiteWing Dental care about your teeth. Sweet foods, starchy foods, and alcohol can all affect your smile if you do not take the necessary precautions and visit the dentist for cleaning. Thankfully, our team at WhiteWing Dental is just a phone call away when you want to schedule a check-up!

You will feel great in knowing that you are taking the necessary steps to optimize your health even when you are celebrating. Having fun is part of maintaining balance in life, so do enjoy time with family and friends over great meals.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding dental health, oral hygiene steps, or an oral health issue arises, our helpful team is ready to assist you.

The McAllen family dentists of WhiteWing Dental hope you have a wonderful Cinco de Mayo and enjoy the rest of May as well!

Visit us or contact our McAllen office at (956) 686-5577 to keep your dental health in tip-top shape.