Thanksgiving is one of the most popular holidays we celebrate here in the Treasure Valley. Who doesn’t love eating a delicious dinner, watching football and spending time with the family? It’s also a day to ponder all the wonderful things in our lives that we are most thankful for. However, Thanksgiving is a day we tend to consume over 7,000 calories in an eight hour period. In order to maintain healthy teeth this holiday season, the dentists at Summit Dental Group would like to provide you with the following Boise dental tips:
Drink Plenty Of Water Throughout The Day
Eating food all day long can wreak havoc on your Boise dental health. The reason for this is because your mouth cannot produce enough saliva to keep your teeth clean. When this happens the bacteria in your mouth multiplies. By drinking enough water throughout the day, you can help wash away many of the food particles left behind from eating.
Take Time To Brush & Floss Your Teeth
Whether your home or visiting a loved one, it’s important to take the time to brush and floss your teeth. On Thanksgiving Day try brushing at least three times throughout the day. Doing so will help remove many of the food particles left behind from eating.
Avoid Stain Causing Foods
Some of our favorite Thanksgiving day foods can cause unwanted stains. Cranberries, pies, coffee, and red wine are just a few of the main culprits. Additionally, sweet and sticky foods such as a delicious slice of pecan pie can also leave behind unwanted food particles that will eat away at your tooth enamel.
At Summit Dental, we want to provide you with the best Boise dental tips to keep your teeth healthy this Thanksgiving Day. We are also so very thankful for all our wonderful patients throughout the Treasure Valley that we have had the privilege of knowing and treating over the years. Happy Thanksgiving!