Many of us eagerly count down the days when we realize that Thanksgiving is close. You may be dreaming of your favorite dishes, or hard at work to create something that will wow your friends and family. Of course, we all need to be mindful about what we eat. Overindulging can be trouble for our waist lines, and our smiles. Many popular Thanksgiving treats can be high in sugars, and starches. Desserts can be even more troubling, as they can be packed with sugar, and likely to stick to your teeth. While your Rapid City, SD dentist takes care of you during each dental checkup, you will have to be mindful of your daily habits, and their effect on your teeth, to keep your smile in great shape.
Sugars And Starches Can Be More Present At The Table Than You Realize
While desserts can obviously be a problem for your smile, you may not realize how much sugar and other starches are in different side dishes. Be conservative with your portion sizes, particularly with items that might be sticky, or higher in sugar. You can also protect yourself by drinking more water during the day, which will help you clear away food debris and harmful sugars, and protect you against tooth decay.
Are You Traveling For The Holidays? Make Sure You Keep Up With Good Oral Health Habits
Proper oral hygiene is always something you should maintain, but it can be easier to do so in some circumstances than others. Traveling can make it difficult for you to take time to brush and floss, but you should make sure to find time for both. After all, insufficient care can lead to the formation of tartar in relatively little time, making a few days without proper care more troubling for your teeth than you might expect.
Hillsview Dental Wants Everyone To Enjoy A Happy (And Healthy) Thanksgiving!
Hillsview Dental hopes all of our patients in and around Rapid City, SD enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday! Our practice is ready to help you continue to maintain a healthy smile through the year, into 2019, and beyond! To schedule a consultation with Dr. Brian G. Criss, call Hillsview Dental today at 605-342-6652.