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Teeth and Gums Don’t Take a Holiday

Thursday, December, 1, 2022

The holidays are here and while you may think the occasional cheat when it comes to the buffet table is okay it really isn’t, especially for your teeth and gums.

Sophisticated-Smiles explains that sometimes your favorite treats are the ones that are the most damaging. Even so called good for you cakes and cookies can lead to a dental visit in the New Year.

Holiday Foods and Teeth and Gums

Just like everything in life you must moderate your intake. For instance, you wouldn’t normally over eat during the rest of the year so why would you at your annual work Christmas party?

When you become diligent and watch what you put in your mouth you will be doing both your tooth and gums and your wardrobe a favor.

According to Dr. Angela Cameron balancing your food intake can be especially tough however it doesn’t have to be.

Below are some foods to enjoy more of this holiday season and beyond.

Nutter Up for the Holidays

All kinds of nuts will do your mouth and body good. Think Brazil, hazel, pistachio, macadamia, chestnuts, cashews and walnuts and you are well on your way to healthier teeth and gums. All offer nutritional value while activating much needed salivary glands as well.

Make sure to keep nuts in the raw or lightly salted as chocolate covered and candy coated nuts will only defeat the purpose of what you are trying to achieve.

Head for the Veggie Platter for Teeth and Gums

Everyone knows veggies are good for you, but did you know that celery acts as a natural toothbrush?

Chewing on celery helps clear debris between your teeth. Eat celery, carrots, mushrooms, tomatoes, broccoli, green onions, asparagus and other delicious veggies with sugar free dips and you will be well on your way to a decay free holiday.

Dairy for Teeth and Gums

Most people know what cheese, milk, natural yogurt and even nut milk can do for bones. If you follow this Johnson City dental blog you will know that dairy products are excellent for building strong teeth.

Eat more of the same at the holiday table and you will be rewarded with strong teeth and gums that will be happy you decided to indulge in more brie, bleu and cream cheese.

Teeth and Gums Checkup

If you haven’t had a checkup schedule one before it gets too busy. Your teeth will be ready for the holidays and so will your appetite.

Schedule a checkup for healthy teeth and gums with Sophisticated-Smiles today.



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