Thanksgiving is upon us. Here at Larkspur Family Dentistry we are very thankful for the patients that have supported and trusted us with their dental care. We also appreciate our team and family members for being there and helping us. In return, we would like to give everyone tips on how to avoid any major treatments during the holiday season.
As we all gather around the dinner table during Thanksgiving, we advise everyone to enjoy themselves and have a taste of every dish being served. As a precaution, moderation is always key. Also, if you are eyeing that sweet potato dessert that your aunt brought in, try to eat less of the marshmallow in order to lower your sugar intake. This approach will help decrease your risk for plaque build up and caries.
While you peruse through the smorgasbord of delicious dishes, try substituting breads and rolls made with simple carbohydrates, for those made with wheat or grain alternatives. Avoiding starchy foods has been documented to be good for your health and teeth.
Last but not least, try the vegetable dishes. Vegetables are high in fiber and less likely to be broken down at a fast rate by bacteria in our mouth. If the process of bacterial digestion is decreased, the chances of caries formation is also lowered.
We hope you enjoy yourselves during this Thanksgiving and enjoy the company of those you love.
Happy Thanksgiving from Larkspur Family Dentistry!
Dr. Hyatt’s Dental Corner
As your family advocate for dental care we would like to provide you with some tips on how to save your money and have a beautiful smile.