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If you want a strong and healthy smile this Thanksgiving, then you need to avoid the tooth-harming foods and drinks and try to consume more tooth-friendly products. That’s right: There are Thanksgiving foods and drinks that can attack your teeth, harm your smile, and even affect your oral health. To help you avoid these products, our dentist, Dr. Sohrab Saghezchi, is happy to list them.

The first foods and drinks to avoid are those that are loaded with sugar. Sugar is a major cause of cavities. So, the more sugar you eat, the more harm you can cause to your smile. You don’t want cavities, do you? It’s best to avoid candy, cake, cookies, candied yams, soda, and other high-sugar foods and drinks or at least rinse your mouth or brush your teeth after consuming them.

The second foods and drinks to avoid are those that are loaded with acid. Acid is a very dangerous substance for the teeth. This is because it attacks the enamel and wears it down if your teeth aren’t strong enough. When the tooth enamel is vulnerable, cavities could form and you could experience tooth sensitivity. So, try your best to avoid acidic sauces, acidic fruits, and acidic drinks.

If you have any questions about tooth-harming Thanksgiving foods in Mill Valley, California, please contact Southern Marin Dental at 415-578-5879. Our dental team is happy to hear from and help you!