30 Dec 19

Now that Christmas and New Year are past, many of us are looking at our waistlines and thinking about shedding a few of the pounds gained over the holiday period. But what we don’t always consider is the effect that the Christmas festivities have had on our teeth – and how to repair some of the damage.

Dr Nigel Carter OBE, Chief Executive of the Oral Health Foundation, agrees that teeth take a hammering over the Christmas season. ‘There’s a tendency to excess,’ he said. ‘There’s a lot more sugar around, and alcohol and mixers are high in sugar and very acidic, with the potential to cause damage to teeth.’ He recommends a New Year’s resolution to give your teeth a bit of TLC. ‘Cut down on the things that harm them, like sugars and particularly fizzy drinks which cause dental erosion, and do something good for them,’ he said.

Daily cleaning with BioMin F is a great way to restore lost tooth mineral. The sugars in Christmas treats raise the acidity in the mouth, which can lead to demineralisation of tooth enamel. This, in turn, can cause decay and increased sensitivity where the dentine becomes exposed, so cleaning with a toothpaste that is scientifically proven to remineralise tooth enamel is ideal to combat the results of Christmas excess – and at any time of year.

The Oral Health Foundation evaluates consumer oral health products to ensure that the claims they make are clinically proven. The Foundation’s Expert Panel has given its highly respected accreditation to BioMin F toothpaste, scientifically confirming its claims of effectiveness in remineralising lost tooth mineral and in combating dentine hypersensitivity, and giving the public confidence that the product does what it claims to do. And BioMin F is not just for Christmas. ‘I see it as a daily treatment people can easily incorporate into their regular routine,’ agreed hygienist Theresa McCarter.

Oral Health Foundation