Over the Thanksgiving weekend, many people will be gathering with their families and loved ones, considering everything that they’re thankful for this year. If nothing else, most people are thankful for the food! These 3 delicious foods will satisfy your taste buds and help protect your teeth over Thanksgiving. On Monday, book an appointment with Todd A. Franklin DDS for a thorough cleaning and checkup.

Cheddar Cheese contains calcium and protein, which helps strengthen tooth enamel. It also causes you to produce more saliva which washes away tooth-eroding acid in your mouth. Add it to your appetizers or use it as a topping!

Chewing on crunchy fruits and vegetables like uncooked carrots, apples and celery actually helps to remove plaque from your teeth. Additionally, fiber also aids with saliva production to eliminate food debris in your mouth.

Drinking a full glass of milk after consuming sugary desserts can lower acidity in your mouth. Milk is also a great source of calcium which contributes to maintaining healthy teeth and preventing cavities.

To learn more about tooth-friendly foods that help promote a healthy smile, ask the experts at Todd A. Franklin DDS. While you’re at it, schedule a general checkup at our dental clinic in Lodi, CA. Call the office today at (209) 334-4370.