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The holidays are here, and that means lots of really fantastic food. It is easy to get carried away by eating lots of sweets, and that can be bad for your teeth. But you don’t have to sacrifice mouth health to eat delicious food! Here are a couple 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 a lot of damage to your teeth and gums. Whole fruits contain fiber, which helps balance out the sugars they contain. They also have a lot of vitamins, that help keep your mouth running properly. Crispy seasonal fruits like apples and pears are also especially great for teeth! They scrape food particles and plaque away from teeth and gums. For an extra treat or kid-friendly dessert, try dipping some whole fruit into white, dark, or milk chocolate. But remember, all sweets in moderation!

Goat Cheese: All cheese contains a good amount of calcium. Try serving a platter of cheese and fruits for an elegant holiday dessert! Bonus tip: cheeses made from cow’s milk are great for your teeth, for sure. However, cheese made with goat’s milk has even more protein and calcium per serving–with fewer calories and less fat than a standard cow’s milk cheese! So give goat’s milk a try. Your mouth health (and your tastebuds) will thank you.

Dark Leafy Greens: Dark leafy greens are an excellent way to get more calcium and vitamins into your diet. And they are tasty, too! Skip the boring iceberg lettuce and go for a rich kale salad with walnuts, goat cheese, and pomegranate seeds.

For more mouth-watering, mouth-healthy tips, make sure to talk to our team at MajorSmiles. And if you are in the Bryan, Texas area, remember to schedule your seasonal appointment soon! You don’t want to hinder your holidays with dental emergencies. Call us at 979-776-6600 to make an appointment today!