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Thanksgiving Dental Tips

Published on November 9th, 2017

It’s time to pack up the spooky Halloween decorations and prepare for Thanksgiving! The holiday season is a time to celebrate with family and friends, be grateful for all that you have, and eat great food. There is no time to slack on your dental care and cause harm to your teeth. Having to get a root canal or filling on Thanksgiving would put a damper on your feast. As your local South Loop dentist, we have created a list of a few tips to help you stay healthy over Thanksgiving.

Shorten Meal Time

Did you know that the most damaging part of your Thanksgiving meal is its length? Try to avoid snacking and dragging out meals all day while mingling with family and friends. When you continue to expose your teeth to the acids in foods it makes it easy for cavity-causing bacteria to build up in your mouth.

Hydration

Staying hydrated on Thanksgiving is crucial. You will be eating a lot of rich, sweet foods, staying hydrated will help to wash away debris and prevent plaque. Staying hydrated helps to improve your saliva flow and further fight cavities. As your South Loop dentist, we recommend drinking water throughout your Thanksgiving celebration, instead of sugary drinks like juice or soda.

Brush & Floss

As your South Loop dentist, we recommend that you be especially careful about your dental hygiene on Thanksgiving. Even if you go to a friend or family member’s home for the holiday, make sure that you bring your toothbrush and some floss. About 30 minutes prior to eating, brush and floss your teeth.

Make A Post-Holiday Dentist Appointment

The holiday season with heavy meals and sweets can be tough on your teeth. Following all of your holiday celebrations, schedule an appointment at your South Loop dentist office.Visiting the dentist for a cleaning following the holiday is a great way to prevent cavities and other dental issues. Call South & West Loop Dental today to schedule your appointment at (312) 733-8040.

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