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With the biggest meal of the year just around the corner, it’s time to not only prepare your house, grocery list, and stomach. It’s also time to make sure that you’re eating food on Turkey Day that’s tooth-friendly and won’t have any negative effects on your oral health.

So how do you know what’s good and what isn’t? Well, our team here at Fountains Family Dental Center put this post together to help you figure that out and guide your eating habits this Thanksgiving.

Avoid the sugary sweets

Who doesn’t love cranberry sauce, right? The only problem is the high amount of sugar and how sticky it is. Both of those aspects make it not the ideal choice for your teeth, so as much as you love cranberry sauce you should either skip it entirely or eat a smaller amount than usual.

Eat the greens!

How often do you have greens served with your Thanksgiving meal? Items like a green bean casserole are great for your teeth, as vegetables contain certain ingredients that stimulate saliva production. Saliva is an active defender in the fight against plaque buildup and keeping your teeth cavity-free.

If you’re still struggling to come up with good tooth-friendly recipes, you can call us today at 480-359-1483 for more help.