Matthew Vogel, DMD
Thanksgiving day is almost here, which could mean a big family gathering of good eats and lots of treats. Many people overeat during the holiday season, which can cause a lot of stress on your body and mind. To avoid overeating this holiday season, stay away from certain foods. You can still enjoy the holiday season by picking healthy choices. Choose foods that are tasty and good for your teeth.
We wish you and your family a happy holiday seasons, which is why we put together this blog. Avoid these foods because they are the worst for your teeth.
Alcohol and sugar drinks like soda, are full of sugar. The sugar can sit on your teeth longer than necessary which will cause bacteria build up and this can lead to cavities. Eat more healthy food and drink options such as carbonated water with fruit. If you want to enjoy a sweet treat you can pick a natural piece of fruit, which has sugar in it. Be carful at thanksgiving with pies. Most pies and pastries have added sugar and they are processed with chemicals, if they are store bought. Check the ingredients and eat natural foods whenever possible.
The holiday season is full of sweet treats. Chewy candy is a popular choice for party mix and munchies food. Instead of turning to candy, munch on a piece of gum. Chewing sugar free gum can help improve your teeth. The gum helps stimulate salvia flow, which in turn can remove bacteria build up and decrease the chance of cavities. A good rule to remember is the sticker the candy, the worse it is for your teeth.
Dark colored foods can actually tint and stain your teeth. Think coffee, red wine and dark chocolate. These types of food will stain your teeth. If you do eat them, it is best to drink water and brush your teeth right
Overall brush well after consuming all foods.
From all of us at Gresham Smile Designs, your Family dental office in Gresham, we wish you and your loved ones a Happy Thanksgiving.