Happy Thanksgiving, Wyoming! From mouthwatering entrees and sides to delectable desserts and pies, we can’t wait to loosen our belts a notch (or 2)! But for our teeth, Thanksgiving dinner is a different story. Our favorites tend to be loaded with sugar and carbs, which provide a feast of its own for cavity-causing bacteria.
But not all food on Turkey Day is anti-teeth!
The centerpiece of this holiday meal is rich in protein and contains phosphorus. Phosphorus, 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. Keep the sweet stuff to a minimum — cook or buy a low-sugar cranberry sauce.
No need to feel guilty when indulging in Grandma’s pumpkin pie. Our favorite orange gourd contains enamel-building Vitamin A and potassium.
Enjoy the season’s treats in moderation. And before you hit the couch for a post-meal nap, brush and floss those turkey-filled teeth!