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Happy Mother’s Day

May is a special month of the year for several people, including this Irvine dentist. It’s the month that we celebrate a special person in our lives: our mothers. She’s the one, after all, who packed our lunches growing up, the one who picked us up when we fell and skinned our knees, the one who hooted and hollered at our graduation, and the one who grounded us for life after we made those questionable decisions. It’s unfortunate that Mother’s Day is just one day out of the 365 in a year. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t or shouldn’t celebrate our mothers on a day-to-day basis.

This May 12th many of us will buy our mother’s chocolate (this Irvine dentist included), flowers or take her out to a special meal. Great, she deserves it! However, keeping our loved ones happy includes keeping them healthy. Here are a few tips on making Mother’s Day a happy, but healthy one:

+If your mom has a sweet tooth chocolates are a better option than other candies. Try avoiding anything too ‘sticky,’ such as caramel. These sticky substances are more likely to get stuck on teeth, which can cause decay.

+For your Mother’s Day meal, try to avoid rich carbohydrate heavy foods. These meals fuel the bad bacteria in your mouth. However, being that it is a celebration if this is unavoidable make sure water is taken in between bites, to flush all bits and pieces away.

+Give your mom and yourself some time to freshen up after a bit of celebrating, if travel size toothbrushes aren’t a possibility; rinsing your mouth out after a meal with help some before you go home and brush for the night.

For more information and tips on how to keep your Mother smiling on her big day, contact your local Irvine dentist today at (949) 857-1270. Until then, have a wonderful Mother’s Day.

-Martha Ha, Tozzer Dental