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Health

Holiday Aftermath

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With Christmas and the Holidays behind us, now the horror story begins. My family has brought in Christmas treats that have been deemed highly addictive.

The treats are bite-size pretzels with a melted Rollo and a pecan on top. If you have ever tried one then you know that they do not last long.

Hour one, we opened the container and being polite and sharing the treats. Then the adult in us said we had better put the container away. Hour two, I sneak into the kitchen and take a couple and hear the voice of my wife coming from the other room, “get out of those, you do not need them.” So, I sneak out of the kitchen and enjoy the Christmas treats. But what do I hear coming from the kitchen, my wife going to get a few herself and I call out, “you do not need any of those either.” She just ignores my comment.

Hour three, I start to make my way to the kitchen and the children stop me and tell me that I do not need anymore. I look over them to see my wife by the tin of treats. This is war I thought to myself. I get the nurf guns and start starting at her…she takes off to find her nerf gun and I rush in to steal some of those addictive treats…when I turn around, I get shot by countless fire from my wife and children. I take off running to reload my gun. By the treats are almost gone and I was not happy that my wife got out kids to take her side.

Hour Four, the house had turned into a war zone and my wife and I were at odds over these treats and she had the upper hand having the children on her side.

Finally she had the last Christmas treat and calls out that she is the victor in the battle of the Christmas treats. Now this story is just fiction, but how many of us have over indulged with the Holiday treats. But do you think about what all that sugar does to your teeth. A cavity does not form over night, but the process of a cavity forming does. That means all the sugar that we consume will allow bacteria that lives in your mouth to thrive and start eating at the outer layer of the tooth. The longer bacteria sits on the teeth and continues eating away at the outer layer of the tooth it will get through and now you have a cavity or hole in the tooth that will need to be fixed.

So with the holidays behind us and all the holiday treats just remember to brush and floss your teeth so that you can receive a good check from your dentist.

Call 630.879.7642 to schedule a dental checkup.

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