Even when sharing food with family and relatives is a good way to spend this Thanksgiving Day, you should be wary of the potential dental damage due to excess consumption or inadequate hygiene habits. In this article, we are going to give a couple of healthy Thanksgiving tips so you can have a good time while also taking care of your dental health.
Eat balanced meals
When eating on Thanksgiving Day, try to balance your meals. Try adding vegetables, fruits, grains, proteins, and other essential foods to your Thanksgiving meals. Some of these foods, such as fruits and vegetables, are good for your teeth since they act as cleaning tools for them.
Do not neglect cleaning habits
We know that sometimes since you have lots of topics to catch up with relatives and family, there may seem to not be enough time to brush your teeth three times during these days and to floss twice. However, since your teeth are under a lot of pressure and in contact with different foods (which have different levels of acidity), you need to take special care of your dental health during these days.
Avoid binge eating and drinking
We know that this time is perfect to be with our families and eat a lot of food. However, one of the most important Thanksgiving healthy tips on this list is to moderate the number of certain kinds of foods, such as sweets, alcohol, gravies, and desserts, since these kinds of foods can damage your teeth enamel.
Do not chew on hard foods
There are foods that people chew on that can damage their teeth. These foods are strong enough to cause dental fractures in your teeth. Some of the foods to avoid chewing on are lemons, ice, hard candies, and so on.
Sometimes people tend to forget to drink water during Thanksgiving days. However, this can be a bad idea for both your overall health and your dental health, since water helps to prevent dry mouth (which is a cause for dental problems).
Limit red wines tobacco, and coffee
Even when these are some of the most popular beverages and activities to do on Thanksgiving Day, try limiting or just straight-up cutting your consumption of coffee, red wine, and tobacco. These are some of the most damaging substances for your teeth, so try to limit wine just for a toast, and try to quit smoking, since smoking is damaging to someone’s health.
Visit your dentist regularly
In addition to following our healthy tips for Thanksgiving, don’t forget to visit your dentist at least twice per year. By visiting your dentist every 6 months you prevent any serious dental problems. You can visit us in Somos Dental if you want to get your teeth checked.
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If you are looking for a dental office in the Phoenix Metro area, you can contact us in Somos Dental through our telephone number 623-300-2752 or through our different contact methods, such as Whatsapp Messenger, Facebook Messenger, SMS. You can also fill our online form, which includes a free diagnostic appointment. In Somos Dental you can find us in any of our six different locations in Downtown Phoenix, Desert Sky Mall, Laveen, Camelback, and Avondale.
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