This Thanksgiving, we want to extend our special gratitude to our patients for their trust and confidence in our practice. Thank you for your loyalty‼
At BloomFieldDentalCenter We Wish You a Happy Thanksgiving, we strive to elevate the standard in dental care by providing top quality service, customized treatment, and modern technology in a comfortable setting. We want to show our appreciation by providing some great tips that will help you take care of your teeth during this holiday season.
Watch out for the Turkey bones! Use care when feasting on the holiday turkey. Tooth damage can occur by accidentally biting into the small bones.
Remember to brush twice daily and floss daily. During the holiday time, schedules can get busy, but be sure to keep up with your home care. Your teeth and gums will thank you!
Cranberries help protect your teeth against decay! Including them with your Thanksgiving feast is a good idea.
Take your toothbrush with you wherever you go: Don’t forget your floss, toothbrush, and toothpaste! A lot of people forget to pack them for trips during the busy holiday season. But they’re very important if you want to keep your teeth clean and healthy. If you can’t access a toothbrush, rinse your mouth with water after you eat to help remove food debris and acid.
5 tips for a smile-friendly Thanksgiving
Are you grateful for your healthy smile? As you enjoy dinner this Thanksgiving, keep your teeth and gums healthy with smart food choices.
Skip the sugar
Whether it’s pumpkin pie or a marshmallow-topped yam casserole, Thanksgiving dinner can be a delight for your sweet tooth. But all that sugar also serves up a feast for cavity-causing bacteria. If you’re cooking, consider swapping sugar for substitutes like xylitol or erythritol. These sweeteners don’t cause decay. If you’re eating, limit your dessert portion and follow it with a glass of water.
Cut down on starches
Savory foods aren’t as well-known for causing decay, but the starch in sides like cornbread and stuffing can feed the same acid-producing bacteria as sugar. Mix up your plate to balance the starch with protein and fiber.
Avoid enamel stains
Brightly colored foods and drinks look great on the dinner table, but they can leave your enamel looking dull. Watch out for red wine, cranberry sauce, coffee and even white wine. Some pies, like cherry and blueberry, also pose a risk. Skip the wine and stain-causing foods – or book a cleaning with your dentist, afterward.
Guard against acid wear
Acid and enamel don’t mix. The acid in wine and cranberry juice can soften your enamel, leaving it more vulnerable to decay. Avoid acidic foods and drinks whenever possible. If you can’t skip them, lessen their impact with bites of other dishes and sips of water. Wait at least half an hour before brushing.
Load up on colorful vegetables
Fill your plate with an assortment of colorful veggies, full of smile-friendly vitamins and minerals. Red and orange veggies are usually high in vitamin C (good for gums), while leafy green vegetables are good sources of calcium (for strong teeth).
See your dentist soon after thanksgiving: Seeing your dentist before you have
a problem keeps your dental bill as low as possible.
Bloomfield Dental Center Wish You a Happy Thanksgiving!!
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