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How to Protect Your Oral Health during Thanksgiving?

November 22, 2023

BY DR.BAGHDASARIAN

How to Protect Your Oral Health during Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving is a special time of the year when we gather together to enjoy the company of our loved ones, delicious food, and memorable moments. However, as we indulge in our holiday feasts, it's easy to forget about taking care of our oral health and maintaining good oral hygiene. In this blog post, Genesis Dental Esthetics shares some expert tips and tricks that you won't want to miss. So, let's get started!


Drink Water

Are you looking for a way to keep your teeth healthy and strong? Well, staying hydrated is the key! Drinking water helps flush out harmful bacteria and neutralize the acidity of sugary foods. It's also a great way to curb hunger pangs and avoid unhealthy snacks. This Thanksgiving, drink plenty of water to wash away bacteria and boost saliva production for a healthier mouth.


Brush and Floss Regularly

We know the importance of promptly brushing and flossing after your Thanksgiving feast. Sugar left on or around your teeth for long periods is a major contributor to tooth decay. The sooner you remove food remnants, the better. Consistently brushing and flossing help eliminate food particles and bacteria, preventing plaque buildup and cavities. Remember to brush twice a day for two minutes each time and floss at least once daily for optimal oral health.


Avoid hard candy and dried fruits

Candy and dried fruits are notorious for their detrimental impact on dental health. They have the potential to damage dental work and create an environment conducive to bacterial growth. This Thanksgiving, prioritize good oral health and overall well-being by choosing fresh fruits. Not only are they a healthy and non-sticky snack, but they also contribute to effective teeth cleaning. Make the best choices for your oral health this holiday season!


Don't use your teeth as tools

Using your teeth for opening bottles or cutting through plastic bags is a common but risky habit. Your teeth are designed for chewing and grinding food, using them in unconventional ways may lead to fractures or chipping. Genesis Dental Esthetics, Dr. Ted Baghdasarian and Dr. Maryam Yousif advise avoiding these practices during the holidays to preserve strong, healthy teeth.

Schedule a Dental Appointment

To ensure optimal oral health during Thanksgiving, it’s recommended to book an appointment at Genesis Dental Esthetics prior to the festive season for a thorough dental check-up and cleaning. During your dental visit, we will provide meticulous teeth cleaning to create a pristine foundation for your smile, preventing any potential staining. Contact Genesis Dental Esthetics today and prioritize your oral well-being this holiday season.


This Thanksgiving, take the time to savor the tastes and smells of all the delicious food while also keeping up with your oral health and hygiene. Drinking regularly throughout meals, brushing and flossing your teeth thoroughly each day, avoiding unhealthy snacks like hard candy and dried fruit that can damage your teeth, not to mention refraining from using your teeth as tools! Lastly, schedule a dental appointment with Dr. Ted or Dr. Maryam and a checkup - for preventive care. At Genesis Dental Esthetics, we're here to help you maintain a healthy smile this Thanksgiving. Follow our simple recommendations and contact us for assistance. This could be just what you need to ensure that your holiday celebrations are enjoyable and your oral health stays in good condition!


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