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Minimize Dental Damage this Thanksgiving
Happy Thanksgiving from Fox Family Dental! We count it as a privilege to care for you and your families teeth; thank you for trusting us with your oral care.

Navigate the Thanksgiving spread this month with an eye to your dental health - many traditional Thanksgiving dishes are surprisingly good for your teeth! Turkey contains phosphorus, which can help with tooth development in children. Cranberry sauce without extra sugar can actually help cancel out the trouble Streptococcus mutans cause - those pesky S. mutans help plaque build up. As you chew, high fiber foods like sweet potatoes and broccoli naturally scrub your teeth. Desserts pack the most damage of the Thanksgiving menu, with sticky foods like pecan pie getting glued to your teeth causing erosion.

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving, and pack a toothbrush for a quick brush before you hit the road. Your teeth will thank you!
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Joan Cramer NOVEMBER 2 2019
Dr. Fox; Your suggestions on enjoying a healthy Thanksgiving dinner really impressed me. The holidays we tend to eat all day long, not giving much thought to our teeth. Yes, many foods prepared that day are excellent for our health. But some do tend to stick to our teeth long after the meal. Plus most of us snack or go for more desserts before we say goodbye. Then we often face a long trip home stopping for gas and soda or more snacks for the little ones. They then fall asleep and get carried to bed. This results in long periods of “No Brushing” leading to the issues of decay. Packing toothbrushes is an excellent preventive measure that is extremely important. We only get one permanent set of teeth for a lifetime, so teaching our children by example is Important. Thank You for pointing this out, as truthful and much appreciated. Sincerely; Joan Cramer

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