The bubbles are flowing, the mince pies are warming and the karaoke machine is loaded with your favourite Christmas jingles (I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day, anyone? No?) That’s right; it’s time for the office Christmas party!

It’s a time to let loose and enjoy yourself at the end of the year. However, it’s more than just a hangover you need to worry about. There are some serious offenders that crop up at Christmas parties that put your teeth in the firing line.

Here are some of Ollie & Darsh’s tips on how to keep your teeth fighting fit over the festive season!

Keep an eye on sugar

Mince pies, Christmas pudding, chocolate and sweeties; the list of sugary snacks on offer at this time of year is endless. Seasonal favourites such as mince pies and Christmas cake are full of dried fruit and added sugar. Take it easy with the deserts and think about packing a toothbrush for after the pudding course! The longer

Drinks can stain

Red wine is a festive favourite, especially when it’s sweet, spicy mulled wine. However, red wine, along with coffee, is one of the biggest offenders when it comes to staining the enamel of your teeth.  Fizzy drinks are loaded with sugar and put your teeth at risk of cavities.

Try to stick to clear or light coloured drinks to avoid staining. If you do want to indulge in something naughty, try drinking through a straw. This will lessen the impact on your teeth from both a staining and a sugary perspective.

Enjoy some of nature’s toothbrushes!

If you’re looking for both a healthy and tooth friendly party snack then traditional crudites are where it’s at. Especially raw celery or carrots. Because these vegetables are so chewy, especially in their raw state, it helps you to produce extra saliva. In turn, this saliva helps to neutralise cavity causing bacteria. So, great for you’re the health of your teeth and your waistline!

Don’t let the normal routine go

It can be tempting, as party season is upon us, to let the normal routine slip. Maybe you get home late and want to fall into bed and forget about your teeth until the morning. Or it could be a fuzzy head the next day that makes you not want to leave your bed, even on the grounds of dental hygiene. Whatever the reason, fight through it and make sure that your dental health remains a priority regardless.

If you want to rejuvenate your smile in the New Year then don’t miss out on our amazing offer coming this January.

For the sixth year running, Ollie & Darsh are investing in your smile by offering an amazing £1,000 off either Invisalign or Six Month Smiles treatments on Thursday January 29th 2015 – for one day only! Make sure you don’t miss out on this incredible offer and contact us today to arrange your initial consultation.