Protecting Your Pearly Whites During this Thanksgiving…
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, many people will be gathering with family & friends to celebrate. Of course, that celebration will also include binging on traditional Thanksgiving feasts, such as turkey, stuffing, and of course, desserts. Unfortunately, a lot of our Thanksgiving favorites are not very good for our teeth. Your Scripps Ranch Dentist, Dr. Greg Friedman, offers tips for enjoying your holiday festivities and protecting your smile against tooth decay.
Smile Healthy Thanksgiving
Many of our favorites, such as stuffing or rolls, contain a lot of carbohydrates. Pies, and cakes, while delicious, are also heavy in sugar. When bacteria break down food containing high levels of carbohydrates and sugars, the level of oral acids in your mouth rise. Soon, these acids weaken your enamel and lead to plaque buildup, increasing the risk of cavities or decay.
Does that mean you shouldn’t enjoy grandma’s famous pecan pie? Not at all, just take a few simple precautions recommended by your Scripp Ranch Dentist:
- Eat fresh vegetables: Carrots, broccoli, and other fresh vegetables help scrub away the sugars coating your teeth.
- Drink plenty of water: Cut back on drinking sodas and tea. Instead, drink water. Drinking water boosts saliva levels and helps cleanse the mouth of bacteria and stray food left behind.
- Clean your teeth: After dinner, find the time for a quick trip to the bathroom. Brush and floss your teeth and rinse with a little water. Taking just a few minutes to clean your teeth reduces the risk of tooth decay.
- Visit MOD Squad Dental: After returning home, schedule a visit with your Scripps Ranch Dentist. Your hygienist can perform a thorough dental cleaning, improving the beauty of your smile and decreasing the risk of dental cavities. Call today to make an appointment for your checkup and cleaning.
Don’t Forget…With Dental Insurance…
If you don’t use it, you lose it!!!
The end of the year is coming up fast. Remember, if you don’t use your benefits you will lose them! Schedule a visit with MOD Squad Dental today directly from the link below.
About MOD Squad Dental: Greg Friedman, DMD specialize in preventive, cosmetic, orthodontic, and restorative dental procedures while offering the latest in dental procedures & technology. To schedule an appointment, call MOD Squad Dental at (858) 682-2394 today.