Updated: Apr 8
What you want, of course, is to not have to think very hard on Thanksgiving. Instead, the goal is to see friends and family, to fill up on love, and to most definitely fill up on some amazing food. So, how are you supposed to do all of this, when you know it’s important to keep your oral health in mind along the way? Well, if our Columbia, TN team has anything to say about it, you need to do so by considering some extremely easy-to-follow details that you can prepare and carry with you without having to expend any extra thought or strenuous effort. Just show up to your meal, enjoy that turkey, and feel good about your smile as you do so!
Enjoy: It’s A-OK For Your Smile
Turkey! It’s not just okay for your smile but actually very good for your smile! So, if you were trying to figure out whether or not you should go ahead and add this to your plate this Thanksgiving, the answer is yes. For starters, we remind you that there’s nothing about it that’s going to quickly guide you toward requiring restorative care. It’s usually easy to chew and it doesn’t encourage bacteria-related problems the way that starchy and sugary foods do! Then, of course, remember that it contains protein, which contains phosphorus. In short: This selection helps you with tooth strength! It gets an A+ for oral health support.
It sounds simple because it is. It’s also a very easy detail to overlook until it’s too late, so keep this one in mind: You should definitely bring floss with you to your Thanksgiving day event (or simply make sure you have some in your bathroom that’s easy to access, if you’re hosting). If you’ve eaten turkey before, you know how easy it is to take just a couple bites and to find that you get some lodged between two teeth that you cannot remove with a swish of water or the work of your tongue. Grab your floss, remove the debris, and get back to your party in comfort.
Floss After Your Meal, For Sure!
Yep, just one more flossing tip for your Turkey Day and your oral health. We remind you that in addition to spot-treatment with dental floss, even if you don’t feel any turkey stuck between your teeth, your day should absolutely end with brushing (as always) and with flossing. Already flossed before your meal? Gather up some motivation and do it once more. You really want to feel certain your smile is clean, so you’re not trapping harmful bacteria that like to cause problems!
Make Your Thanksgiving A Smile-Safe One!
Remember that you get to enjoy your Thanksgiving and protect your smile, too, when you have the knowledge and tools you need! Come in if you have any questions or need help with your pre-holiday smile care! To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, call Creekside Family Dental Care in Columbia, TN, today at (931) 388–3384.