We at Alaska Premier Dental understand that Thanksgiving is synonymous with stuffing, pies, rolls, cakes, and plenty of leftovers. This carbohydrate-rich, diet can really take a toll on your oral health. However, there are a few easy ways to combat cavities while still enjoying your grandmother’s famous apple pie this Thanksgiving season.
Stay away from teeth-staining goods. Did you know Thanksgiving staples such as cranberries and many different types of pies can be the worst teeth-staining foods you can eat? If you can avoid them, try and steer clear of foods that have strong colors to them. Also, be on the lookout for sticky and sweet food that will erode away at your teeth.
Try and keep your Thanksgiving meal as balanced as possible. We know it will be difficult to turn down any of the rich spreads, but if you can balance some of the carb-rich foods with a good portion of protein and veggies, it will help offset some of the acids produced when sugars and bacteria in the mouth come together.
Bring floss. A toothbrush and mouthwash are ideal, but if you find it difficult to bring those things along, it’s a breeze to toss floss in your pocket or purse. Take advantage of your secret floss stash to get all those little leftovers out of your teeth, especially when you’re done with your meal and before you take a snooze on the couch.
Use and share these few tips during your Thanksgiving holiday. Alaska Premier Dental will be available throughout the holiday season for all of your dental needs. Contact us today!