Thanksgiving is often seen as a kickoff to start the holiday season – it’s a time to spend with family and eat feasts full of holiday cuisine. In the hustle and bustle of the season, however, many individuals find themselves slacking on their dental care and oral hygiene. In this blog, our Ventura dentist shares a few helpful tips on how to keep your teeth clean and healthy this Thanksgiving.
Staying hydrated is perhaps one of the most important things to keep in mind, especially when you’re eating a high volume of rich, sweet foods. Regularly drinking water can help wash away any food build up and debris, which can in turn prevent plaque from forming. Not only does drinking water act as a light rinse in between eating, but it can also encourage saliva flow which helps fight cavities from forming.
Brush and Floss
Even if you’re traveling out of town for Thanksgiving, you need to be especially diligent about your dental hygiene. Although it's easy to forego brushing or flossing, but it’s imperative that you stick to your oral care routine. It’s recommended that you brush and floss about half an hour after you’ve finished eating – this gives your teeth ample time to produce protective minerals that can help fight bacteria that may be forming.
Make a Post-Holiday Cleaning Appointment
If you’re especially concerned about cavities or gum disease, we invite you to take a proactive approach in your dental hygiene and schedule a post-holiday cleaning appointment and checkup. This can help prevent any long term damage and eradicate any early signs of developing cavities.
Mark Weitzman, D.D.S, has more than 20 years of experience providing exceptional family and cosmetic dental services for patients throughout Ventura County. We offer financing options and affordable payment plans for the convenience of all our patients. Trust us to help bring healthy smiles to you and your family.
Make an appointment today by calling (805) 295-8896.