The excitement of the holiday season is here. Grocery stores are packed with your favorite Thanksgiving foods. There are sales on turkeys, cranberries, Pumpkin pies and potatoes. Some of the foods you will have around your table this season are amazing and great for your smile, while others may cause damage and hurt your overall gum health. Take advantage of these healthy food options to offset the other foods that stick to your teeth increasing your risk of dental decay.
Sweet potatoes are a great source of Vitamin A and C. They are delicious and offer a fantastic healthy option in place of rustic potatoes and gravy. This year though, you may want to avoid the marshmallows and other high sugar items that are put on top. The marshmallows are sticky and can adhere to crowns and the surface of teeth.
Green Bean Casserole is a great source of vitamins and a staple at many Thanksgiving dinners. This dish contains multiple healthy items including mushrooms and green beans.
Turkey with rosemary and other herbs can give you a wonderful odor as well as the glaze you want. Turkey is a great source of protein. It may be beneficial for your waistline and heart to avoid consuming the skin, but the meat is good for you and your teeth.
For more information on Thanksgiving foods great for your teeth, contact Dr. Strutz and her team today.