Like most of our patients, the holidays are one of our favorite times of the year at Krupka Dental Associates. However, we typically see an increase in cavities growing around this season due to the surplus in sugary foods and alcohols that people consume during their celebrations. To help you keep your teeth healthy during the holidays, review the following tips concerning which foods you can eat safely and which foods to partake a little bit less of.
The main cause of oral decay is the overconsumption of sugary foods like candies, juices and some full-fat dairy products. To avoid dental erosion, consider evading these foods and opting for less-sugary selections. For example, protein sources like chicken, beef and fish are awesome for cleaning your teeth! (Be sure to floss afterward!) Whole grains and low- or no-fat dairy products are also awesome selections. Vegetables, with very little or no dip, could be the greatest choice of all. This season, skip the candy for the meat and cracker platter or the veggie tray and your teeth will say thanks.
You can reach the Krupka Dental Associates team at 920-766-1122 now to set up your appointment at the Kaukauna, Wisconsin, office of Dr. John Krupka. We hope you have a very happy holiday!