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Like most of you, the holiday season is one of our favorite times of the year at Arthur Kremer DDS. However, we typically see an increase in cavities growing around this season due to the surplus in sugary foods and alcohols that people eat during their celebrations. To help you keep your teeth clean during the holidays, review the following tips about which foods you can munch on safely and which foods to partake a small bit less of.

The primary cause of dental breakdown is the overconsumption of sugary foods such as candies, juices and a few full-fat dairy products. To avoid oral breakdown, consider avoiding these foods and opting for less-sugary picks. For example, protein sources like chicken, beef and fish are excellent for keeping your teeth clean! (Be sure to floss afterward though!) Whole grains and low- or no-fat dairy products are also excellent selections. Vegetables, with very little dip, are perhaps the greatest choice of all. This season, skip the candy for the meat and cracker platter or the veggie tray and your teeth will thank you.

You can contact the Arthur Kremer DDS team at 815-426-2611 to plan your visit at the Herscher, Illinois, office of Dr. Arthur Kremer. We hope you have a very happy holiday!