Hey, can you smell it? Turkey is in the oven! Thanksgiving (and Christmas, of course) are here already! Here are some tips to help keep your smile bright and healthy during this season.
Watch Out For Hard Candy
Hard candy is tasty and readily available during the holidays from candy canes to peppermints, but it can crack your teeth if you bite down wrong. Settle for sugar-free treats. Xylichew offers Peppermint flavored mints and gum if you're looking for a seasonal flavor.
Stay Clear of Soda and Wine
Soda and wine is often the drink of choice at holiday events. They often contain sugar which is bad for your teeth and can also stain over time. Try drinking carbonated water or white wine which is a much better option for a healthier smile.
Eat more Turkey
Turkey contains a great source of phosphorus and protein. Both of which can help your body fight tooth decay and keep your teeth healthy.
If you need a snack, snack healthy
Skip the tray of cookies and cake and fill your plate with veggies. Broccoli and carrots are great treats for your teeth because they're loaded with Vitamin A. If you have a sweet tooth, try eating fruits or sugar-free options like Xylitol sweetened treats.
Most important of all, stick to your daily oral health routine. With just planning and effort you can look forward to a clean bill of dental health in the New Year.