Thanksgiving Oral Health Tips

Here at TenderCare Dental, we love Thanksgiving. For our compassionate dental team and their families it means sweet kisses and hugs while creating family memories around the Thanksgiving dinner table. But peace won’t happen with sweet treats that cause oral cavities. The famous Thanksgiving meal is a huge culprit to poor oral health. Many people don’t practice healthy eating, which can case to cavities and tooth decay.
New research shows that thanksgiving foods cans cause extensive tooth decay.

This Thanksgiving avoid these foods for optimal oral health.
1. Sugar cookies
2. Pies
3. Pecans
4. Chocolate covered peanuts
5. Red Wine

If you choose to have any of these foods, rinse your mouth with water afterwards. This will help you avoid unwanted cavities. Our doctors at TendeCare Dental want to remind you that these foods are not the best for you health because of the sugar. But it is not the sugar itself that actually causes tooth decay. It is the bacteria build up that happens when sugar rests on your teeth. It can stick to your teeth and cause plaque.

Eat More Cranberries
Choosing healthy alternatives like cranberries can actually help improve your smile. Recent research shows that cranberries can help improve your health because they are low in sugar but high in antioxidants. Cranberries can also help improve mental health. They will help you lift your mood by relieving stress, anxiety and even depression. They are great for your brain and can help to improve your memory. We love them because the antioxidants will help your body remove toxins because they contribute to the aging process. They will not only help your skin to look young, but your internal organs will also be able to function longer without problems.

Skip the Butter

When it is time to pass the rolls, pass on the butter. adding extra calories to your meal can trick your body into eating more. You may overeat and indulge on sweet treats. Instead of eating extra food savor the foods you do put on your plate. You can have a great thanksgiving and still keep your teeth in shape.