Thanksgiving is a time for turkey, family, giving thanks and of course, tons and tons of food. Dr. Leslie, Johnson, a Fort Collins Dentist near me, has a few tips to help you and your teeth get through the season in the best possible shape.
First and foremost, try to limit your sugar intake. One of the best ways to do this is by avoiding sugary beverages such as sodas and energy drinks. If you do need a caffeine boost, reach for tea or something sugar-free. Sugar is highly acidic and makes your teeth more porous and prone to cavities. Before tryptophan takes hold, grab your toothbrush and toothpaste, and head to the sink for a good brushing. The longer acidic foods sit on your teeth, the more damage they are able to do. Brushing is a quick and easy way to remove plague, extra sugar and other food particles.