Now that Thanksgiving is just around the corner, are you a bit worried about whether or not your smile will remain healthy long after the holiday season is over? It can feel tough trying to eat healthy and take care of one’s self, especially as the busy holiday season begins. Fortunately, protecting your smile doesn’t have to be difficult or time-consuming. You just need to combine some smart dietary choices with dental hygiene, in order to help ensure you get to begin the New Year with a healthy and beautiful smile!Drink Water Regularly
Many people overlook the incredibly important role drinking water plays in maintaining one’s oral health, as well as the rest of the body’s wellbeing. Hydration is key to preventing tartar buildup that can contribute to cavities and gum disease.
So, while it might be tempting to reach for eggnog, red wine, or other popular holiday beverages instead of water, make sure you are staying properly hydrated, by drinking water throughout each day. It can be especially helpful to drink water before meals, both to help you feel satiated faster, and to prevent dry mouth.
Eat a Well-balanced Diet
Fresh vegetables and fruits are great additions to any diet, yet they are often passed up or overlooked during holiday feasts. You can help to avoid dental problems, though, by eating lots of fresh veggies and fruits. Many are high in water content, which makes them extra healthy for the smile.
If your Thanksgiving table doesn’t usually include a vegetable tray, consider adding one this year.