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Include tooth-friendly foods in holiday meals
Updated: 10/6/2011 7:00:00 PM

For vegetarians, beans, grains and nuts contain protein along with calcium. October means Thanksgiving and Christmas are fast approaching, and many people begin planning their holiday meal. While having low-fat options on the table may be to difficult for some, it can be simple to include foods that can promote good oral health. The Ontario Dental Association (ODA) recently offered some tips for how to keep the holidays tooth-friendly. 

Just like the rest of the body, teeth need essential vitamins to stay healthy. Calcium, phosphorous, magnesium and vitamins A, C and D have all been shown to be beneficial to oral care. Turkey is high in phosphorous, which helps the body absorb calcium and magnesium.

For vegetarians, beans, grains and nuts contain protein along with calcium. Also, carrots and celery have beta carotene, which encourages the body to create vitamin A. This vitamin can help build strong teeth. These vegetables can easily be added into stuffing or other dishes.

"A nutritional and balanced menu can be both delicious and beneficial to your oral and overall health," said Harry Höediono, D.D.S., ODA president. "Spending time with your family at Thanksgiving is more enjoyable when everyone is healthy and happy."

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