We assemble with family and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving Day as the colours of the leaves change and the crisp Canadian air serves as a reminder that winter is approaching. At Kitchener Dentist Sherwood Dental, we incredibly appreciate the confidence and unwavering support our neighbourhood has in us. We want to equip you with the knowledge to enjoy your favourite Thanksgiving foods while maintaining that bright, healthy smile on this special day.
Be Wary of Sweet Treats
Dessert spreads are often associated with Thanksgiving. Even while pies, tarts, and candies are common, they might harm your mouth health. To lessen the effects of the sugar and acid, take them in moderation and remember to rinse your mouth with water afterward.
Especially if you indulge in wine or other alcoholic beverages, drink plenty of water. Water helps flush out food residue and acids that would otherwise destroy your enamel while also keeping you hydrated. If tap water has been fluoridated, it can be highly advantageous.
Make Wholesome Decisions
Every Thanksgiving table should include a lovely variety of veggies. Vegetables with a crunch, like carrots and celery, can naturally help clean your teeth. They encourage the mouth’s natural defence against cavities, saliva production.
Take Care When Eating Starchy Foods
Even though they are delicious, starchy meals like bread and stuffing can linger in the mouth and dissolve into sugar, increasing the risk of developing cavities. To reduce impacts, balance your plate with a good helping of vegetables and protein.
Remember to Floss
Food debris will inevitably become lodged between your teeth after a feast like Thanksgiving. Make sure you floss to get rid of any leftovers. Not only will this keep your breath fresh, but it will also lower your risk of developing cavities and gum disease.
After a meal, chewing sugar-free gum may be advantageous. More saliva is produced as a result, naturally cleaning the mouth and balancing the acids from food and drink.
Remember that a moment of indulgence does not have to result in a lifetime of dental problems when you celebrate Thanksgiving Day (October 9) with your loved ones and enjoy the joy of delicious meals. You may enjoy the festivities and maintain a brilliant, healthy smile by making thoughtful decisions and maintaining good oral hygiene.
We at Kitchener Dentist Sherwood Dental appreciate your trust in us to look after your oral health. We hope your Thanksgiving is filled with happiness, fun, and countless opportunities to grin. Please contact us if you need any help or advice for keeping your smile bright this holiday season. We are happy to be of service to you and are prepared to make sure that your smile stays as strong and wholesome as the joy of this wonderful holiday.
Kitchener Dentist Sherwood Dental’s Kind Staff