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The holidays are upon us, and that means lots of parties, friends, and really fantastic food. It is easy to get carried away by eating lots of sweets–but that can be bad for your teeth. The good news is, you don’t have to sacrifice mouth health to eat delicious food! Here are a few great ways to enjoy your holiday food while keeping (at least your teeth) in great shape.

Fruits: Eating whole fruit is a great way to get sweets into your holiday, without introducing damage to your teeth and gums. Whole fruits are high in fiber, which helps balance out the sugars they contain. They also contain a lot of vitamins, that help keep your mouth running properly. For an extra treat, try drizzling white, dark, or milk chocolate on some whole fruit. Remember, all sweets in moderation!

Water: In the season of holiday punch and eggnog, it is easy to forget to drink lots of water! Water cleans your mouth, and fluoridated water delivers fortifying fluoride to tooth enamel.

Nuts: Nuts are full of protein and low in sugars, which is good for your mouth. Try adding some toasted nut pieces to your salad for lunch, or serve mixed nuts as a snack. Try adding some seasoned nuts to your fruit and cheese platter at your next party!

For more mouth-watering, mouth-healthy tips, make sure to talk to our team at Grace Family Dental. And if you are in the Worcester, Massachusetts area, remember to schedule your seasonal appointment soon! You don’t want to hinder your holidays with dental emergencies. Call us at 508-471-5181 to make an appointment today!