Tips to Keep Your Teeth Healthy This Thanksgiving

Tips to Keep Your Teeth Healthy This Thanksgiving

Posted by COLORADO WELLNESS DENTISTRY on Nov 16 2022, 08:32 AM

Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday spent with loved ones. However, it is not without its risks. With rich food, desserts, and desserts on the table, it is easy to over-indulge. This can cause cavities, tooth decay, and gum disease.

Here are some easy tips to keep in mind for a safe thanksgiving dinner:

Brush Your Teeth Regularly

If you’re planning on having multiple servings of pie, chocolate mousse, stuffing, and mashed potatoes for Thanksgiving dinner, you’ll want to brush your teeth at least twice per day to minimize the risk of cavities. However, if you’re not able to brush at least twice a day, you should highly consider rinsing your mouth out with water after eating or drinking something high in sugar and acid content. Rinsing the mouth will help remove food particles from the teeth and gums. This will help prevent bacteria from collecting and building up on the tooth’s surfaces.

Additionally, make sure to use a soft-bristled toothbrush to help gently clean the surfaces of your teeth without causing any damage. Hard bristles, if not used properly, can damage the gums and cause bleeding to occur. If your gums are sensitive, you may want to consider using a toothbrush with extra soft bristles.

Floss Everyday

Even though Thanksgiving is a holiday dedicated to eating, you can still practice good oral hygiene while celebrating with friends and family. We recommend flossing after dinner to remove any lingering pieces of food from between teeth. This will help prevent bacteria from building up and causing problems with your oral health in the future.

'No' to Too Many Sweets

With the holiday season approaching, if you’re like most people, you’ll likely be indulging in all the seasonal treats that you normally wouldn’t eat, such as pies, cookies, cakes, candies, and caramel corn. However, although these sugary treats can be delicious, they aren’t the best for your dental health. Eating too many sweets can cause plaque to build up on your teeth which can result in tooth decay and cavities. 

Rinse Your Mouth

If you’re enjoying some wine with your dinner, make sure to swish some water in your mouth right after to help dislodge any particles that could get caught between your teeth and cause tooth decay or cavities.

See Your Dentist Regularly

Seeing your dentist every six months for a checkup and cleaning will ensure that any potential issues are identified and treated early on. The earlier you catch any oral health problems with your teeth, the better chance you have of restoring them to their proper condition. Regular visits also give you a chance to ask any questions you may have about your oral health. 

Our dental practice is equipped with the best cosmetic dentists and modern technologies that enable the best dental care for patients. For any queries relating to oral health, call Colorado Wellness Dentistry at (303) 798-1068 or visit us at 9085 E Mineral Cir #220, Centennial, CO 80112.

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