We really know how to celebrate in America. For better or for worse, many of our biggest annual celebrations center around food. Dentists tend to offer plenty of advice about nutrition to patients. After all, your teeth are the gateway through which everything you consume passes. Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and you may be wondering about the positive and negative elements this holiday has on your dental health. Your 48335 general dentist, Dr. Aziza Askari, is here to break down the details of your Thanksgiving meal in relation to your teeth.
Turkey and Cranberry Sauce
A 3-ounce serving of skinless white meat turkey contains 25 grams of protein and only 3 grams of fat. This makes turkey one of leanest meats around. This may not translate directly to dental health, but if you load up on the turkey, you’re less likely to consume many of the elements of a Thanksgiving meal that are not so great for your teeth, such as high carbohydrate rolls, stuffing, and potatoes. You can add some dental health dynamics to your holiday bird with a low-sugar cranberry sauce. Cranberries are full of antioxidants which makes them helpful in preventing certain cancers as well as periodontal disease and cavities.
Time for Some Dessert
Pumpkin is a common finisher for Thanksgiving, but usually in the form of a sweet pie. In its natural form, pumpkin is a vegetable that is great for your health. Low in fat and calories, pumpkin flesh has high amounts of potassium, beta carotene, and vitamins A and C. If you’re more of a pecan pie fan, the good news is that most nuts are great sources of heart-healthy fats. Your heart and your gums can be linked through oral-systemic health. Keeping all of the parts of your body in prime shape is the best goal. All of these nutrients in both pumpkin and pecans are overshadowed by sugar and carbs in traditional pies, however, so seek out some healthier recipes if you want your teeth to be healthy.
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