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Top 25 Best Thanksgiving Pies, Period!

Posted on November 22, 2011 | in Dental Holiday Health | by

Apple, Pumpkin, Pecan, Boston Cream, and Sweet Potato – ok those sound pretty pedestrian, but how about a Pistachio, Mango and Blood Orange Terrine?

Thursday will bring overeating and extended sitting, unending noshing and prolonged pigging out…at least for some of us. Top 25 Best Thanksgiving Pies, Period!

How we treat our teeth, and the foods we eat play an important role in our overall health and the health of our teeth and gums.

We’ve heard it all before, eat this not that, but does this really hold true on Holidays; can we all really be expected to shun the sweets and starches in the name of healthy eating habits on a day when we’re giving thanks? 

We want to be thankful for everything we have, from family down to funnel cake!

So with the interest of providing something worthwhile to read, we’ve compiled a list of tooth-healthy side dishes to complement the turkey, ham, or entrée serving du jour.

Fiber is good for us, and our teeth. Foods high in fiber help us scrub the surfaces of our teeth as we eat; this limits the build-up of plaque and helps us defend against a cavity creep takeover while our defenses are low.

Thanks to Dr. Arman Roksar in Levittown Long Island, NY. for compiling this Top 12 list of tooth-healthy fibrous fruits & veggies we can add to the Thanksgiving Day menu: Save on Rx, Vision & Hearing

  1. Artichokes
  2. Peas
  3. Broccoli
  4. Kale
  5. Raw carrots
  6. Avocados
  7. Asparagus
  8. Apples
  9. Bananas
  10. Blueberries
  11. Raspberries
  12. Pears

And just in case you’re really bored, here is a link to the Top 25 Best Thanksgiving Day Pies, Ever!

We have a lot to be thankful for, we can all take some extra time this week to do some auditing over what it means to be thankful, and how we can show more of that gratitude every day.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving 2011!



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+Chris Barnard is Managing Editor of, a patient-centric Social Dental Network blog dedicated to enabling the digital dental health conversation - and the eradication of the cavity creeps.
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