3 Tips for Healthy Holiday Season Smiles

Holiday parties and family meals are something to look forward to as we get closer to Thanksgiving, Hannukah, and Christmas. Tasty treats and homemade dishes are always amazing in the Metro Detroit area during this time of year. At DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we want our patients to enjoy the gatherings, including all the snacks and special meals, while still keeping their holiday smiles healthy.

Dr. Jim DeCapite has three tips for healthy holiday smiles so everyone can enjoy good dental health and a fun and happy holiday season:

  • Watch the sticky foods: Dried fruit sounds healthy and is very popular during the holiday season. However, it can also be very sticky and can harm teeth. When eating dried fruit such as cranberries, drink lots of water to rinse out the mouth afterward, then brush carefully.
  • Be careful with hard candy: Another very popular holiday treat is hard candy. These tasty treats are not only filled with sugar, but they can also break or chip a tooth! Be careful with any food that is hard, including some nuts!
  • Choose healthy options: Lean proteins also abound during the holidays, including poultry, fish, and lean beef. These are great for overall health as well as for good dental health. Healthy choices such as whole grains and fat-free or low-fat cheeses are also delicious options that are great for a healthy holiday smile.

Now is a good time to schedule a dental cleaning and checkup, too. Our expert staff at DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry want our patients in Livonia, Redford, and the surrounding areas of the west side of Metro Detroit to enjoy a healthy mouth throughout the holidays and into the new year. With over 30 years of experience, Dr. DeCapite knows how to keep smiles healthy and happy.

DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry is conveniently located in Livonia, near the intersection of Schoolcraft and Merriman Roads. We accept new patients and, of course, all emergencies. Contact us today to set an appointment!


This informative Holiday Season post, about dental health, family, cosmetic dentistry, and patient care, is brought to you by DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Livonia Michigan. 

Please call us for an appointment today.


734 744 5457

James W. DeCapite, D.D.S.

31644 Schoolcraft Road

Livonia, MI 48150

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The content of this blog article about family and cosmetic dentistry is intended solely for informational purposes and is not intended to be offered as medical advice in any manner or form. Always consult a dentist, doctor, or licensed medical professional with any questions.

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