By DannaSmile

Pumpkin Pie good for your teeth?

The American Dental Association’s website, MouthHealthy.org has some great news for you this Thanksgiving–that the overall feast may actually be a-okay for your oral health.

Here’s what the ADA has to say about Pumpkin Pie:

“The Good: Pumpkin has Vitamin A, which helps keep your gums healthy and builds the hard outer shell of your teeth (enamel).
The Bad: There’s the added sugar in the pie itself and whatever whipped topping you put on top.
The MouthHealthy: This is usually a once-a-year treat, but dish it out after dinner. Eating sweets shortly after meals helps keep saliva flowing to wash away leftover food.”

To learn what the ADA and MouthHealthy has to say about turkey and other Thanksgiving favs like green bean casserole, yams and cranberry sauce, click here.

 

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