SOURCE: Doug Disraeli, D.D.S.

Doug Disraeli, D.D.S.

December 05, 2011 14:45 ET

Expert San Diego Dentist Offers Tips for a Tooth-Friendly Holiday Feast

Dr. Doug Disraeli Shares Tips on Holiday Foods That Help Maintain a Healthy Smile

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - Dec 5, 2011) - Hillcrest San Diego Dentist Doug Disraeli agrees with the saying 'You are what you eat' when it comes to the health of your teeth, and recommends incorporating foods such as dairy (except for those that are lactose intolerant) products and high fiber fruits and vegetables into your holiday meal for a tooth-friendly feast.

"Holiday meals offer starchy and sweet foods that increase plaque buildup on teeth, which can lead to cavities or gingivitis," says Dr. Disraeli. "Combating unhealthy options with tooth-friendly foods such as asparagus or milk promotes a healthy holiday smile."

High fiber fruits and vegetables act as a detergent, helping to remove plaque, and promote saliva flow, which aids in neutralizing acids that attack tooth enamel. Suggestions: Peas, onions, broccoli, kale, apples, pears, raspberries.

Dairy products provide calcium that builds stronger enamel, offering protection from sugars and starches. Suggestions: milk, yogurt, cheese.

Items to consume in moderation during the holidays include:

  • Sugar - the #1 culprit causing cavities.
  • Alcohol - wears away tooth enamel, discolors teeth and makes teeth vulnerable to cavities.
  • Energy drinks, such as Gatorade and Red Bull - highly acidic and can wear away enamel at a faster rate than normal.

Dr. Disraeli is the owner of the Hillcrest, San Diego dental practice Doug Disraeli, D.D.S. specializing in cosmetic, implant, restorative and general dentistry. Dr. Disraeli is available to offer comments on healthy eating and drinking habits during this holiday season.

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ABOUT DR. DOUG DISRAELI: Dr. Doug Disraeli is a general and cosmetic dentist with a dental degree from The University of Southern California, one of the top dental schools in the world. He participates throughout the United States in continuing education dentistry courses, and is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, San Diego County Dental Society, the Academy of General Dentistry and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

ABOUT DOUG DISRAELI, D.D.S. DENTAL PRACTICE: Offering cosmetic, implant, restorative and general dentistry throughout San Diego, CA, Doug Disraeli, D.D.S. is committed to providing its patients with comfortable, efficient and comprehensive dental care. Procedures offered include teeth whitening, invisalign, bonding, veneers, and cosmetic fillings. Doug Disraeli, D.D.S. is located in the Hillcrest community of San Diego, at 3645 Fourth Avenue.

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