Summer is here, and what better way to celebrate than to enjoy delicious, nutritious foods that are good for you? What you eat has a major impact on your oral health, so it’s important to choose foods that support your healthy brushing and flossing habits. Here are some tooth-friendly treats that’ll keep you refreshed all summer long!
1. Fruit & Cheese Platter
Who doesn’t love fruit and cheese together? Cut up some seasonal melon and serve alongside your favorite cheeses for a yummy, healthy snack. Not only does fruit contain vitamins and minerals that are essential for healthy teeth, but also cheese is especially high in calcium and protein, which are necessary for strong pearly whites.
2. Yogurt & Berry Smoothie Pops
Ice cream is full of sugar, which is harmful for your teeth and promotes bacteria growth. Opt for some yogurt and berry smoothie pops instead for a healthy ice cream alternative! Like cheese, yogurt contains calcium and protein which are great for your smile, and berries are low in sugar and full of antioxidants.
3. Veggies & Hummus
Crunchy, raw vegetables like celery and carrots easily wick away bacterial buildup from your teeth, while hummus is chock full of fiber and protein to keep you feeling fuller longer.
4. Lettuce Wraps
Throw some of your favorite cheese and sliced meat in a large piece of crunchy lettuce and enjoy knowing that you’re supporting your oral and overall health with lots of protein and water!
5. Infused Water
Kick your sugary soda habit with some thirst quenching infused waters! Add your favorite berries, cucumbers, or citrus fruits (although not too much, since citrus fruits are high in acid which can damage teeth), and some mint to a pitcher of water for a healthy and refreshing beverage.
Our staff at Sullivan Family Dental wishes you a wonderful summer! Don’t forget to schedule you and your family’s appointment with us this season and keep your oral health on track. Contact us to schedule an appointment today!