The calendar has turned to November and with that Thanksgiving is right around the corner. It’s the time of the year for great food and family, but it’s also important to be mindful of the toll this time of year can take on your teeth. Here are some helpful holiday dental tips from your dentist in South Florida.
Turkey is the main dish at the Thanksgiving table and it also happens to be great for your teeth. Turkey is a great source of phosphorus and protein. Both of these can help your body fight tooth decay and keep your teeth strong and healthy.
During the holiday time, you spend a lot of time opening packages. As you prepare for Thanksgiving this year, make sure you are opening everything with scissors and not your teeth. Using your teeth as a tool can cause chips, break, or even loss of teeth.
We already talked about how turkey can be good for your teeth. If you are looking for something to complement that turkey, go for the veggies and cheese. Veggies are great for your teeth because they are loaded with Vitamin A, which strengthens your enamel. While the calcium in cheese is great for your teeth, the pH balancing effects found in cheese help counteract and neutralize the acid that is found in alcoholic beverages.
At TLC Dental, we hope everyone has a happy and healthy holiday season. If you are looking to get a teeth cleaning either before or after the holidays, contact us to make a reservation.