Are you all ready to have a happy and very smile safe Thanksgiving? If you haven’t considered your teeth just yet (and the fact that there’s something about Thanksgiving food that means you’re quite likely to end up with food stuck between teeth), we offer you our Upton, MA team’s quick set of details and suggestions. If you’re ready ahead of time, you can look forward to a lovely meal followed by a clean smile! If not, well … you may find that the rest of your evening is plagued with failed efforts with debris removal as you ask other partygoers, “Hey, do I have anything between my teeth? Did I get it yet?” Again, we can absolutely help!
What To Do While You Eat
Whether you’re eating turkey, dinner rolls, desserts, veggies, or anything else, we encourage you to drink water throughout your meal. This is for two important reasons. First, of course, because this is always a smile safe way to eat (it rinses your teeth, so you’re preventing an acidic mouth, enamel softening, decay, and more). Also, of course, because this keeps foods soft, rinses particles from your smile, and will help you avoid ending up with stuck food pieces!
Carry Floss With You
One very easy solution during Thanksgiving and any meal for that matter is to carry dental floss with you. When you don’t have it, getting food out from between teeth can become surprisingly difficult (and we’d really prefer you don’t use other makeshift items as floss instead, as they can cause damage). Keep a travel container on hand, so you’re ready to clean turkey and anything else from your smile for a smile safe holiday!
Call Us When Something Is Really Stuck
Whether around the time of the Thanksgiving holidays or any other time of year, remember that stuck food can turn into a dental emergency! Yep, we know, you may feel a little bit embarrassed when you have to make an urgent call to see our team. However, we remind you that if you cannot get food to come loose, it’s best to allow our team of dental professionals to help you, so you avoid all sorts of possible injury. Remember, too, that you don’t want to leave food in place for very long, as it can encourage decay!
Protect Your Oral Health With Our Care Suggestions
When you come in for your checkups and cleanings, we are happy to offer you advice for anything you may need to ensure your smile remains clean and healthy! To learn more, call our family dental office in Upton, MA, today at 508-529-4591. We proudly welcome patients from all surrounding communities, including, Grafton, Hopedale, Whitinsville, and more.