Over the next month, our bodies are likely to take a battering as we indulge in fatty, sugary, rich foods, our alcohol intake goes up a few notches and late nights become the norm in the run up to Christmas.
And while many of us can see the obvious effects of festive season over-indulgence in the form of weight gain and a generally tired appearance, there’s one part of our bodies that we rarely give a second thought to – our teeth.
This time of year is particularly troublesome for our pearlers and also our breath, but how many of us think about our oral hygiene routine during the festive season?
Not only could we be paying the price come January, but at the time of the year when we’re likely to be getting up close and personal in the form of hugs, dancing with friends and family, and kisses under the mistletoe, many of us could be putting people off without a second thought.
Take the office Christmas party for example. Research released by Wrigley shows that nearly a third of adults have romantically kissed a work colleague, with one in six adults seeing their office Christmas party as a good opportunity to make a move on one of their colleagues.
But if your plan is to grab that office cutie for a kiss under the mistletoe then be warned; over 70 per cent of people say bad teeth or bad breath would be their biggest turnoff if they were to kiss someone at this year’s work party, with over a quarter ranking fresh breath at the most important factor when preparing for the Christmas bash.
So how can you make sure your breath is fresh and our teeth and oral care is in top form ready for the festive season.
What’s more by following a simple routine of chewing Wrigley’s Extra directly after eating and drinking all festive party goers can be safe in the knowledge that they are looking after their oral care and may also increase their chances of getting fresh under the mistletoe at the Christmas party. So don’t forget to Eat, Drink, Chew this Christmas.