3 Things You Might Want Nearby This Thanksgiving

When you’re dreaming about that Thanksgiving feast that’s nearly here, you may not be spending much time focusing on your oral health. Instead, you may spend a good portion of your energy fantasizing about the delicious food, what you’re going to enjoy first, and which dessert you’re hoping to finish it all off with. While we completely understand this exciting notion, our Ankeny, IA team also reminds you: It really is a good idea to spend just the tiniest amount of time prepping to be sure you have a few things nearby so you can have your Thanksgiving turkey, pie, and more and keep your smile safe, too!

#1: Chewing Gum

Want a secret tip from us about something you may think is off-limits? Whether you’re getting it here or during your next dental checkup, the hint remains the same: You can rely on sugarless chewing gum this Thanksgiving and just after any meal or snack when you really wish you had a toothbrush but it’s not going to be an option. Remember, your gum must not contain any sugar, or this oral health suggestion will surely backfire. However, when the gum is free of sugar, you can happily chew away and it will help you remove lots of bits of food from your smile, so you can enjoy the rest of your evening.

#2: Dental Floss

Another thing you may want to have nearby to make tending to your oral health easy this thanksgiving? Our team suggests some dental floss. While toting a toothbrush and toothpaste in your bag or pocket may seem too cumbersome, floss is simple to keep with you. In the event that you end up with turkey or some other food stuck between teeth, you won’t have to deal with this insufferable frustration all night long. Instead, pop into the bathroom, floss your smile, and all will be well again!

#3: Water

Do consider asking for water during your meal. You may not realize it but this is one of the easiest ways to make it through Thanksgiving without feeling like you’re probably annihilating your oral health. It offers your smile so many benefits, from truly just washing it clean to helping prevent damage from acidity because it keeps things neutral.

Take Our Thanksgiving Tips On For A Smile Safe Meal!

Remember our holiday advice, so you can enjoy your holiday, while you also protect your oral health along the way. Visit us for a dental checkup in Ankeny, IA by contacting Dental Impressions to schedule a visit at (515) 965-0230.