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Thanksgiving and Dental Health: Get Tips for Teeth… Not Turkey

added on: November 11, 2021

Since your Georgetown dentist is no Gordon Ramsey, we’re not in the business of giving any top tips for the perfect turkey and stuffing. However, as you know we do know a thing or two about teeth. So, we thought it would be a good idea to take this special time of year to do a little reflection on how to take care of our teeth during the Thanksgiving holiday and beyond.

Take notes and know that we’re always thankful for you and your family — and your smiles.

Here are your personalized Thanksgiving Tooth Tips courtesy of your friends at our Georgetown dental office:

Tooth Tip #1: Stay Hydrated

This tip should be universal for all times of the year, not only Thanksgiving. Your body needs plenty of healthy water to function optimally, and your oral health depends on it too. Studies show that staying hydrated and drinking water before meals helps curb your appetite and urge to eat more. When you have enough water in your body, this also ensures you have enough saliva in your mouth to keep debris from building up on your teeth.

Tooth Tip #2: Stay Safe

One of the number one “injuries” or “emergencies” that always seem to happen around the holidays are cracked teeth. Why? Because sometimes it’s easier to use our teeth as tools to crunch on ice, crack nuts, rip plastic food wrappers, or even to open bottles. The American Dental Association lists one of the top reasons for a cracked tooth or teeth includes: “chewing on hard objects or foods such as pencils, ice, nuts, or hard candy.

Tooth Tip #3: Stay Clean

If you’re staying home or hitting the road this holiday season, don’t forget to have your dental toolkit always at hand.  Your Georgetown dentist is no stranger to the holidays and the abundance of sweet treats that tend to come along with the celebrations and get-togethers. Remember to brush and floss your teeth regularly to help keep acid-producing sugar and carbs away from your teeth and enamel. 

Are you concerned about your oral health? Is there something you’ve been putting off? Are you due for a cleaning or a comprehensive checkup? Make some time to talk to the knowledgeable team at our Georgetown dental office. We’re happy to help and get you and your family scheduled for a checkup. Once again, we are thankful for all of our patients and we are so proud to be your trusted, five-star Georgetown dentist. Call (512) 861-1704 today!


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