Here at Catonsville Dental Care, we specialize in family dentistry catering to Baltimore residents. We know that no one wants to hear about being healthy on Thanksgiving. It’s a time to relax because you’re off work, bond with friends and family, and indulge in delicious food. However, your teeth will thank you later if you’re mindful of what you eat. Your entire body will thank you if you’re conscious of what you eat. We’d never advise you to take the fun out of eating such delicious comfort food, but there are ways to combat weakening your enamel. Because we specialize in family dentistry, we care about the oral health of your tiny tots, the elders in your family, and everyone in between. Here are some Thanksgiving oral health tips that you can use each holiday.
Drink a Lot of Water
We cannot stress enough that water is vital for your teeth. If you don’t drink water as you eat yummy Thanksgiving food, then your saliva won’t be able to get between your teeth. Because of this, bacteria will breed. Drinking a lot of water between meals allows food particles to wash away, and water also helps to produce saliva. When bacteria breeds, it causes erosion, and you don’t want that to happen!
Brush, Rinse and Floss a Few Times
Even during a holiday, you never want to neglect to brush your teeth twice a day, along with rinsing with an antiseptic mouthwash and flossing. However, during Thanksgiving, you might want to up the ante. There are a lot of sweets and acidic beverages that erode enamel. If you’re not able to do so, then carry floss with you, which brings us to our next Thanksgiving oral health tip.
Always Carry Floss on You
Floss is your best friend, whether it’s the holidays or not. Because it’s travel-sized, you can take it anywhere you go. If you tend to travel during the holidays, this is a bonus. You don’t have to let food sit in between your teeth until you get home.
Try Your Best to Stay Away From Foods That Stain Your Teeth
We know that this is easier said than done, but some foods and beverages stain your teeth more than others, so you should at least know what they are. Cranberry sauce and fruit-filled pies are typically the culprits. Also, anything that’s sticky is harder to remove from the surface. These tips will make a world of difference for your oral health. Pass them around and make sure to schedule an appointment with us, one of the best dentists’ offices in Baltimore that specializes in family dentistry.
Family Dentistry from Catonsville Dental Care for Baltimore Residents
Whether you want to whiten your teeth, straighten your teeth or have a wisdom tooth extracted Catonsville Dental Care offers a wide variety of services when it comes to oral health. We have the experience and understanding to diagnose and treat any problem you have as quickly and painlessly as possible. With four dentists available at our office and commitment to comfort, safety, and relaxation you can’t find a better provider for your health. We look forward to helping you keep your smile perfect all year long and talking with you about your needs. To schedule an appointment or consultation, visit us online or give us a call at 410-747-1115. For more tips and tricks follow us on Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, and YouTube.