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Tooth-Friendly Holiday Foods

December 20, 2021 6:27 am

Potlucks, gatherings, and goodie deliveries are in full swing once the holiday season comes. There are many sugary temptations, from cheesecake to candy canes. To protect your teeth, we recommend you take certain precautions. For example, brush and floss your teeth every day, enjoy holiday treats in moderation, drink water at the same time, chew sugar-free gum after eating, and limit treats to mealtime. You can also include tooth-healthy foods on your plate this season.


Turkey is a centerpiece of many holiday meals. This bird contains healthy nutrients, such as protein, calcium, and vitamin D. These support strong bones and teeth. Be sure to go easy on the sugary and acidic cranberry sauce.

Green Bean Casserole

Vegetables are excellent for your overall health and your oral health. Green beans contain vitamin A and vitamin C, which are essential for healthy gums. Strong gums are less likely to become inflamed and infected. Gums that are red, tender, prone to bleeding, and puffy are indicative of gum disease. Notify us immediately if your gums show signs of gum disease! If left untreated, diseased gums can result in tooth loss.

Charcuterie Boards

Cheese, a staple of charcuterie boards, contains calcium. Calcium helps rebuild tooth enamel and fortify it against decay and damage. Additionally, the protein casein in cheese coats teeth with a protective film that can protect it from the damaging effects of acidic compounds in the mouth.

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At Toothfairy Adult & Kids Dentistry, we offer comprehensive dentistry services for patients of all ages in Pharr, TX. Whatever your oral healthcare needs, whether you need emergency dental care or a routine cleaning, our team is here to help. Contact us today to schedule an appointment at our office! We would be delighted to hear from you.

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