The very good news is that Thanksgiving is going to be here before you know it, which means seeing people you love being around and eating foods you wait for all year long. This, of course, is something to smile about. On the flip side of things, however, our Temecula, CA team would like to offer you a sneak peek into things that can so easily go wrong for your oral health during your Thanksgiving extravaganza. Are we telling you this to try to ruin your fun, you wonder? No! Much the opposite: We would like to help you have a wonderful time and to ensure you’re not putting your smile in harm’s way by accidentally over-exposing it to sugars, acids, and carbs (the stuff that weakened enamel and decay is made of). So, prepare for your Temecula dentist’s simple yet very helpful tips to guide you through a fantastic Turkey Day!

Our Compliments To The Chef!

In order to truly succeed as your family’s chef for Thanksgiving day, you have to try what you’re cooking up! If this includes tasting desserts, fruity dishes, and all while you enjoy a glass of wine, you may be over-exposing your teeth and gums to acids! You can easily remedy this by swapping out the wine for lots of H2O, so your mouth remains flushed and your mouth stays closer to neutral, explains your Temecula dentist.

What’s That You’re Drinking (And Drinking)?

What’s in your hand that you are sipping on for hours on end? Eggnog? Hot cocoa? Wine? Soda? A mint-flavored mocha drink? These are all acidic, some packed with sugar. The longer you nurse them, the longer your teeth remain exposed to dangers! So, our team suggests, try drinking them in one sitting instead.

Yep, Those Snacks Are Tempting

There’s something about Thanksgiving that isn’t just about sitting down for one very big feast. For some, it’s about the freedom to simply enjoy grazing and snacking on food all day long to your heart’s content with nary a judgmental eye in your direction. If you’re reaching for things like nuts, seeds, cheese, or tastes of turkey, then you’re giving yourself smile-safe snacks. However, if you’re nibbling on brownies, pie, chocolates, fruit, and any other sugary or carb-loaded food, you’re keeping your smile coated all-day-long in particles that increase your smile’s acidity! Either stick to smile-friendly items or drinks lots of water, suggests your Temecula dentist, to protect your grin.

Protect Your Smile During The Holidays With Easy Tips

Take your Temecula dentist’s suggestions to heart for Thanksgiving (and beyond) to ensure the safety of your smile. Give us a call in Temecula, CA to schedule a consultation with your dentist. We are proud to serve patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.