Worst Thanksgiving Foods For Your Teeth

It’s that time of year again! While there’s nothing wrong with a little Thanksgiving indulgence, you should keep in mind the foods that could seriously damage your enamel and teeth during the holiday season.

Sugary Drinks + Alcohol

Alcohol, soda, and other sugary drinks are your teeth’s number one enemy! These drinks can destroy your teeth’s enamel which can give you severe cavities and make your teeth rot over time. If you do decide to indulge in any of these holiday beverages, swish your mouth out with water after drinking.

Chewy & Hard Candy

Not only do candies have harmful levels of sugar in them, their texture can also damage your teeth. Weakened teeth can easily be broken off by chomping down on hard or too chewy candy. Instead of chewing candy, chew some sugar-free gum, which can stimulate saliva production which help cleanse your teeth naturally.

Popcorn & Caramel Corn

Anything with hard kernels can seriously damage your teeth. Don’t carelessly eat popcorn and caramel corn this season–make sure you are paying attention as you snack, so you don’t get caught off guard by teeth-breaking kernels.

Dried Fruit

Dried fruits have intense concentrations of sugar which can be very bad for your teeth if you don’t pay attention to how much you are eating. The texture is also dangerous because it can stick to your teeth, causing cavities and plaque to grow.

Starchy Foods

White bread and potatoes are the biggest culprits. These foods are easily lodged in your teeth, and the longer they sit, they more likely it is they will start to convert to sugar–damaging your enamel.

Schedule a Teeth Cleaning in Cary!

To make sure you can get the most out of your Thanksgiving meal, schedule a teeth cleaning with us at Beavers Dentistry in Cary. Regardless of what you nosh on this holiday season, we’ve got your teeth covered! Call us at (919) 467-0654 or fill out our contact form.