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Are you ready for the holiday seasons to begin? Is your smile ready for the holidays? Although the idea of enjoying this time of year with your mind, your eyes, and your stomach may seem appealing, don’t forget about the state of your oral health.

When selecting foods and snacks to munch on, always be aware of their impact on your smile. Furthermore, numerous snacks this time of year can easily damage your teeth including popcorn balls, candy apples, and corn on the cob. Instead, look for mouth-healthy treats such as traditional apples and pears.

In addition, minerals such as phosphorus and calcium are known to help strengthen your tooth enamel. Foods that are high in phosphorus and calcium include cheeses, meats, nuts, and milk. If you wish to keep your teeth healthy for a lifetime, it is important to always take the necessary steps to protect your teeth and gums. Enjoy your holiday season, but not at the price of your oral health.

If you would like to schedule an oral health care treatment this Fall with Dr. Jeff Olson and the rest of our team at Oak Ridge Dental, simply call our dentist office at 952-435-0355 for an appointment in Burnsville, Minnesota. Come on in to learn more about your options to get the bright and healthy smile you’ve always wanted!