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Healthy Thanksgiving Tips from Your Wilmington Holistic Dentist

added on: November 22, 2019

It’s kind of hard to believe, but here we are so close to Thanksgiving. Before all of the food, fun, and festivities begin, we wanted to take a moment to share some tips for a healthy and safe holiday.

Before we dive in all of that, everyone at our holistic dental office in Wilmington wants to extend how much they’re sincerely grateful for our patients and the relationships we have with each and every one of you. May you and your family enjoy a peaceful holiday full of love, and happiness.

Tip #1 – Keep Sweets to a Minimum

We all know that when the holiday seasons show up on our calendars, that it’s a time to indulge in some delicious foods and beverages with friends and family. We understand how much sweet, decadent delights are going to be put in front of you this Thanksgiving probably, and we wanted to remind you that it’s OK to have a slice of pie – just not too many.

The truth is that, even though we find ourselves surrounded by sweets, the sugar in these dishes can help harmful bacteria make a home in your mouth or your teeth. This can lead to decay and cavities. Eat some sweets, but be sure to rinse your mouth out with water if you’re unable to brush.

Tip #2 – Make the Most of Your Meal

Statista says that 42 percent of people eat their Thanksgiving meal between 1-3 PM. There’s no mistaking that in some households across the country, this holiday meal is one of the highlights of the year. Some of us might be tempted to skip meals in preparation for all of the food you can consume during your family’s Thanksgiving feast. This year, consider not overindulging and eating a more healthy portion. Take only what you’ll know you can eat, instead of piling your plate full of food.

Your Wilmington holistic dentist will tell you that it’s a safe bet to fill up on proteins if you can. Side dishes full of starch like mashed potatoes, rolls, and stuffing can actually harm your smile. Fill your plate with turkey and vegetables! Your body will thank you for it.

Tip #3 – Work Out When You Can

We know, it’s easier said than done when it comes to working out during the holiday season. You might travel out of town away from your local gym. You might have friends or family visiting and are unable to keep up with your regular workout routine. Or maybe you just don’t have the time to hit the gym. Keeping your body healthy and happy, is going to ensure you and your smile will enjoy many more holiday parties now and in the future. If you’re going to squeeze in a workout, why not ask a friend or family member to join you? This gives you more time with them and motivation to stay on track.

We hope your Thanksgiving holiday is safe and spent with those you care about. After it’s all said and done, be sure to call our holistic dental office in Wilmington for a checkup and cleaning. It’s also an excellent time to use your benefits before the end of the year gets here. If you’re unsure where you stand with your dental treatment or your benefits, just ask. We’re dedicated to helping you and your smile stay healthy, no matter what time of year.

From all of your friends and family at All About Smiles, we wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving!

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