When it comes to Thanksgiving, we at Arcadia Dental Arts have got you covered. Although your Thanksgiving spread may consist of a lot of sugary foods and treats that aren’t going to do your teeth any favors, we have a list of three different Thanksgiving-inspired foods that can actually make your teeth stronger. Let’s take a closer look.
Yes, those sweet potatoes maybe covered in more brown sugar or marshmallows that we may recommend, but sweet potatoes themselves are very good for your teeth. Because sweet potatoes are packed with both Vitamin A and Vitamin C, they are good at protecting and strengthening your gums— something that we want for all of our patients. So make sure that you add an extra scoop of sweet potatoes to your plate this Thanksgiving.
Macaroni and Cheese
That ooey gooey casserole dish full of macaroni and cheese is loaded with fresh cream and cheese both of which are packed with calcium. And, if there’s one thing that you learned as a child, it’s that calcium is excellent for building strong bones and teeth. Even though macaroni and cheese may not be the lowest calorie item on your plate, it definitely is one of the most smile-healthy.
You can’t pass on a piece of pumpkin pie during Thanksgiving; especially after a big Thanksgiving dinner. Pumpkin is a great source of Vitamin A which helps to not only build the enamel on your teeth (the hard outer shell), but it also helps to promote healthy gums as well.
In addition to eating these smile friendly foods this Thanksgiving, make sure that you are brushing and flossing your teeth after every meal. Are you ready to learn more about how you can take better care of your dental health? Contact our Phoenix office today and give us a call at 602.957.9643.