Let Them Call You Turkey

Let Them Call You Turkey

Posted November 17, 2014 by Wager-Evans Dental

turk Have you ever been called a turkey? If so, it was meant as an insult. It is a common misconception that turkeys are a dumb bird. In fact, they are quite smart and they are good for you. How much do you know about turkeys? Take your Reno dentists, Dr. William Wager and Dr. Brian Evans quiz below to find out why you should let them call you turkey.



#1. Turkey is:

A.High in fat

B.Low in fat

C.Both high and low in fat

D.The least fatty wild bird there is

#2. Turkey is full of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that are beneficial to your health, including:

A.Vitamin B6

B. Niacin

C. Antioxidants

D. All of the above

#3. Turkey is even good for your:

A. Eye sight

B. Smell

C. Oral health

D. Skin


  1. C:  Both high and low in fat: Turkeys are both high and low in fat depending on which part of the turkey you eat. If you want to avoid the fatty meat then choose the turkey breast or other white meat. The dark meat contains more fat. It is the fat that makes it moist and tasty.
  2. D.  All of the above: Turkey contains vitamin B6 which helps your body produce energy, niacin which increases your good cholesterol, and antioxidants which are beneficial in many ways, including the fact that they can help prevent cancer and heart disease.
  3. C. Oral health: Phosphorous is found in the composition of protein and turkey is a rich source of protein. Phosphorous combined with calcium and vitamin D helps keep your teeth and bones strong and healthy.

Hence, if someone calls you a turkey, take it as a compliment!

About Your Reno Dentists

Dr. William Wager, Dr. Brian Evans, and our highly experienced team at Wager Evans Dental are devoted to our patients and their families, and dedicated to providing first-rate dental care in a comfortable, inviting environment. Located in Reno, we proudly welcome residents from Spanish Springs, Sparks, Incline Village, Dayton, Fernley, and all surrounding communities. To schedule a consultation or your next dental appointment, visit our office, or contact us today by calling (775) 800-4845.