For many of us, Thanksgiving means having family and friends around the dinner table, with pets nearby ready to scoop up scraps often before they hit the floor. It also means one of the biggest food fights of the year – and no we don’t mean during the parade or sporting event on TV. But there’s good news and bad news.
First, the bad… various bacteria have already begun their own holiday feast. Your Thanksgiving meal will enable these microbes to launch one of its biggest assaults of the year on your tooth enamel. Most cookies, pies and the like contain mountains of sugar, but it’s not the sugar itself that causes tooth decay. The microbes feast on the sugars, stick on your teeth and then churn out acid that eats away at tooth enamel.
So, What’s the good news?
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