Tooth decay can happen at any time. During a feast like Thanksgiving, it’s easy for cavities to set in and begin tooth decay. When plaque comes into contact with sugar in the mouth, the reaction causes acid to attack teeth building tooth decay. That is why it’s vital to remember your diet needs during the holiday season.
The good news is there are foods that are healthy for your teeth and your smile. Cheese, poultry, other meats, nuts, and milk all provide calcium that keeps your teeth healthy. There are also healthy drinks for your teeth, to prevent tooth decay in your smile. These drinks include water, milk, and unsweetened tea.
Remember to limit the number of snacks you eat between your meals. Foods that are consumed as part of a meal causes less harm to your teeth than eating snacks throughout the day. This is because more saliva is released during a full meal flushing away food particles and other bacteria that could cause cavities in your mouth.
If you have any questions pertaining to your healthy smile or oral care, please contact your dentist. Your dentist is here to answer or address any questions or concerns you have pertaining to your oral health. So, call us today and schedule an appointment. Let us give you a healthy smile you can truly be thankful for this Thanksgiving season.