Happy Thanksgiving, Virginia! From mouthwatering entrees and sides to delectable desserts and pies, we can’t wait to loosen our belts, just a notch (or 2)! But for our teeth, Thanksgiving dinner is a different story. Our favorites can be loaded with sugar and carbs, providing a feast for cavity-causing bacteria.
But not all food on Turkey Day is anti-teeth! Here are some of the best picks:
The centerpiece of this holiday meal is rich in protein and contains phosphorus. Phosphorus, which, when combined with vitamin D and calcium, improves tooth and jaw development and strengthens enamel.
This rosy tart fruit has compounds that inhibit the development of plaque-causing bacteria. Make sure to check out sugar content, though!
Our favorite orange gourd contains enamel-building Vitamin A and potassium. Now you can feel less guilty when indulging on Grandma’s pumpkin pie!
Perhaps the most important thing to remember is to enjoy the season’s treats in moderation and to brush and floss after every meal!