Good Thanksgiving Foods for Your Teeth – ADA

Turkey for Thanksgiving

Is Your Thanksgiving Feast Good for Your Teeth?

Turkey

The Good: This main course is packed with protein.
The Bad: “Turkey can be difficult to eat because it sometimes gets stuck between your teeth,” says ADA spokesperson Dr. Kim Harms. “That’s where flossing can help.”
The MouthHealthy: It’s the star of the Thanksgiving table. Gobble it

Source: Good Thanksgiving Foods for Your Teeth – American Dental Association

Best and Worst Halloween Candy for Your Teeth – American Dental Association

Halloween candy

Halloween Candy: Your Dental Health Survival Guide

With Halloween comes ghosts, goblins and goodies—and the sugar in those treats can play some unwanted tricks on your teeth if you’re not careful. read more

Travel Tips for Dental Health – American Dental Association

Vacation marked on a calendar

8 Travel Tips for Your Teeth

Make Time for a Checkup

Even when you’re dreaming about vacation, there’s no place like home–especially a dental home base. “Prevention isn’t only taking care of your teeth,” Dr. Messina says. “It’s establishing a relationship with a dentist.” If you can, schedule your next regular visit before your trip. “Have a thorough exam so we can spot any problems before they happen,” Dr. Messina says. You’ll have peace of mind, and your dentist will have the most up-to-date information on your teeth, including x-rays.
Source: Travel Tips for Dental Health – American Dental Association

Fluoride – From MouthHealthy.org


Fluoride is often called nature’s cavity fighter and for good reason. Fluoride, a naturally-occurring mineral, helps prevent cavities in children and adults by making the outer surface of your teeth (enamel) more resistant to the acid attacks that cause tooth decay. read more

Why Water Is Good for Your Teeth – American Dental Association

Bottled water and a glass of water

4 Reasons Water Is the Best Beverage for Your Teeth

It doesn’t matter if your glass is half-empty or half-full: Drinking water is always good for your health. Our bodies are made of 60% water, and staying hydrated helps your system distribute healthy nutrients, gets rid of waste, gives your skin a healthy glow and keeps your muscles moving. Sipping water is also one of the best things you can do for your teeth – especially if it’s fluoridated. Read on to find out why water is always a winner for your dental health. read more

Top Risk Factors for Oral Cancer – American Dental Association

Early oral cancer detection can happen at the dentist.

The Top 7 Risk Factors for Oral Cancer

You know your dentist is looking for cavities during regular check-ups, but you may not realize your dentist can check for cancer at the same time. It’s estimated that approximately 51,540 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer and cancers of the throat, tonsils and back of the tongue in 2018.

Regular visits to your dentist can help you detect such cancers early, and changing a few potentially harmful habits may help reduce your chances of developing them. Read on to find out the top risk factors. read more

Mouthguards Prevent Dental Injuries – Association

Mouthguard

Mouthguards

Imagine what it would be like if you suddenly lost one or two of your front teeth. Smiling, talking, eating—everything would suddenly be affected. Knowing how to prevent injuries to your mouth and face is especially important if you participate in organized sports or other recreational activities. read more

Foods That Affect Your Dental Health – American Dental Association

Family eating a healthy meal

Nutrition: What You Eat Affects Your Teeth

Your mouth, teeth, and gums are more than just tools for eating. They’re essential for chewing and swallowing—the first steps in the digestion process. Your mouth is your body’s initial point of contact with the nutrients you consume. So what you put in your mouth impacts not only your general health but also that of your teeth and gums. In fact, if your nutrition is poor, the first signs often show up in your mouth. Here are a few helpful things to know about how what you eat can impact your dental health. read more

Cold and Flu Season: 5 Ways to Care for Your Mouth When You’re Sick – ADA

When he’s feeling under the weather, ADA dentist Dr. Gene Romo says one thing always helps him feel a little more like himself. “Brushing my teeth when I’m sick actually makes me feel better,” he says. “My mouth feels clean, and in a way, I feel like my health is starting to improve.” read more