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Have you ever wondered how to help your teeth stay healthy during the holidays? If so, you are not alone. Many people strive to find ways to fight cavities and gum disease when there are so many yummy treats around us. That is why, here at Country Club Dental in Cameron Park, California, we have provided you with some tips to help you and your family’s smile stay healthy this festive season.

Here are five tips to help you keep great oral health this Thanksgiving:

1. Drink plenty of water: Water is essential to our bodies. However, many people do not realize the important effect it has on our oral health. Water flushes out food particles and other acid or bacteria away from your teeth.
2. Eat desserts or sweets with your meal: When you eat, saliva in your mouth cancels out the acids in your mouth. This is important because eating your desserts with your meals will keep your saliva production going, allowing you to consume more of the food rather than having them stick to your teeth.
3. Avoid long-term candy: Candy, sweets, or sticky foods we suck on or chew for long periods of time, will keep food particles in your mouth that can stick to your teeth causing cavities. By avoiding these foods, you can help yourself avoid cavities.
4. Brush your teeth: Most of us know we should brush our teeth daily. However, by brushing your teeth twice a day for at least two minutes each time you brush, you can reduce plaque and bacteria on your teeth, which are harmful substances that cause cavities and gum disease.
5. Floss your teeth: Flossing is not always fun for everyone. However, it is essential to your oral health. Flossing cleans where your toothbrush cannot reach. Flossing also removes food and plaque stuck between your teeth, so you can avoid cavities and gum disease.

By using these tips, you can find yourself with a healthier smile this holiday season you can truly be thankful for. If you still have questions about your oral health, or feel it’s time to come in for a cleaning, please call us today at 530.677.4457 to set up an appointment. A member of our staff is always happy to take your call. On behalf of our team here at Country Club Dental, we wish you a happy Thanksgiving.