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Little did you know, there are foods available on Thanksgiving that can attack your teeth and promote dental issues. So, if you want a top-notch Thanksgiving smile in Iron River, Michigan, then you need to avoid those foods as much as possible. To help you do so, our dentist, Dr. Frederick M. Saigh, is happy to list the foods you should avoid.

The first foods and drinks to avoid are sugary products. As you may have already heard, sugar is a major culprit of cavities. And cavities are very dangerous for the smile. So, it’s best to avoid foods and drinks that are high in sugar, like soda, cake, cookies, candy, and more. If you do happen to have something high in sugar, rinse your mouth with water or brush your teeth afterward. This won’t eliminate the effects of sugar, but it can reduce them.

The second foods and drinks to avoid are acidic products. Acid is a substance that is very dangerous for the smile. This is because it attacks the tooth enamel and wears it away, causing tooth sensitivity. When the enamel is vulnerable like this, cavities and even tooth chips can form. So, it’s best to avoid acidic foods and drinks as much as possible or rinse your mouth immediately after consuming them. Do not brush your teeth until 30 minutes after.

To learn more about tooth-harming Thanksgiving foods, please remember that our dental team at Saigh Family Dental is more than happy to help you. So, please don’t be afraid to contact 906-265-0050. We look forward to hearing from you!