Thanksgiving is one of our favorite Holidays! Who doesn’t love a holiday that involves good food, family and friends? For most, it is a day where “diets” go out the window as we celebrate what we are thankful for. Although calorie intake may not be on the top of the list to maintain that day, James River Family Dentistry wants to encourage you to still keep your oral health in mind. So, when you’re preparing your Thanksgiving meal, make sure you include foods that are nutritious and beneficial for your teeth and gums. Luckily, traditional Thanksgiving food incorporates many vitamins and minerals that are necessary for better oral health.
The highest amount of phosphorus is found in turkey, which is important for tooth development and the rebuilding of tooth enamel.
Potatoes are a great source of vitamins with a proper balance of nutrients.
A lot of green and winter season vegetables are rich in vitamins A and C, which help prevent bleeding gums and can protect against cancer.
Cranberries are rich in flavor and antioxidants that can hinder bacteria from sticking to the teeth and dental plaque.
Pumpkins are a good source of minerals like copper, calcium, and phosphorus, which helps protect gums.
James River Family Dentistry wishes everyone a very happy and healthy Thanksgiving with family and friends. We are pleased to provide individualized, caring service because we know that every person and every smile is unique. If you are would like to schedule an appointment with us, please fill out our online scheduling form. We look forward to seeing you!