3 Gum Healthy Foods To Load Up On This Thanksgiving

Dental Services Catonsville MDHere at Baltimore Periodontics, we pride ourselves on offering patients with the latest and greatest tips on how they can prevent gum disease and other oral health issues. Even though Thanksgiving foods are traditionally high in fat and sugar, there are a few traditional Thanksgiving foods that may also promote healthy teeth and gums. Let’s take a closer peek into some foods that you should load up on this Thanksgiving for an overall healthier smile.

Sweet Potato Casserole

Did you know that sweet potatoes are loaded with vitamins? Specifically, did you know that sweet potatoes (minus the marshmallows and butter you put on top) are loaded with Vitamin A and C both of which are notorious for helping promote healthy gums? If we were to recommend one food to load up on this Thanksgiving, we would make it sweet potatoes because of their gum-healthy vitamins.

Brussel Sprouts

Brussel sprouts may not have been your favorite thing to eat as a kid, but they are certainly more appealing as an adult. Plus, Brussel sprouts contain a lot of phosphorous which helps to promote strong and healthy teeth.

Pumpkin Pie

Thanksgiving wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without at least one or two helpings of pumpkin pie. The great news about pumpkin pie is that not only is it a delicious way to end your Thanksgiving feast, but it is also loaded with Vitamin A which helps to promote gum health. Additionally, Vitamin A also helps to strengthen your tooth’s enamel which is something a lot of other Thanksgiving foods can’t do.

Thanksgiving doesn’t have to be all about eating too many calories; in fact, it can also be about eating foods that are good for your gums and teeth.

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