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Thanksgiving is fast approaching, and as the day of the year when Americans consume more food than any other draws near, there are other things you need to prepare for besides the food.

You need to make sure you have the knowledge, skills, and tools to keep your mouth healthy during Thanksgiving. It’s all too easy to get lazy during this time, but if you do that you put your mouth at risk for cavities. Let’s look at what our team here at A Plus Smiles recommends you do to prevent the turkey season from giving you cavities.

Floss after the big meal

It’s easy to take a nap after eating the turkey, but if you do that you risk letting any meat, or other food, remain stuck in between your teeth. This can cause cavities and other oral health problems. So before the nap, take a few minutes to floss and remove and residual bits of turkey from your teeth.

Avoid too much soda

Soda is a popular drink to have with the big meal, but drinking too much of it in one sitting can do a number on your tooth enamel. If you don’t brush after eating and drinking a ton of soda, you risk building up plaque on your teeth, which can lead to gingivitis. It’s important to make sure you take care of your teeth as soon as possible after the meal.

If you have any other questions about eating Thanksgiving and your oral health, please call us today at 956-627-3446. We’re more than happy to help!