First of all, let me start off by saying “Happy Thanksgiving.” Our hope is that your Thanksgiving holiday is full of joy as you reflect on all there is to be thankful for.
As you partake of the many treats during this holiday, there are a few things that you’ll want to remember. The holiday season is laden with sugary treats that not only send you on a flying sugar high, but can send you to the dentist afterwards. In order to make sure that your holidays don’t end with the disappointment of cavities and the beginnings of periodontal disease, remember the following dental care tips:
Brush your teeth and floss consistently. I wouldn’t be in dental care if I didn’t hone in on this point. Sugar is going to be around you and the chances of you consuming more treats than normal is high.
Avoid snacking in between meals. If you can find a way to have your sugar during meals, that will help with your dental care and decrease the chances of increased problems with your teeth.
Have cavities filled and your teeth cleaned pre-holiday feasting. If you are already struggling with one or more cavities, have them filled before the holidays to avoid a worsening issue.
And finally… Have a Happy Thanksgiving! We wish you the absolute best!