Healthy Snacking Options Your Teeth Will Also Enjoy
Posted on 1/9/2023 by Dr. Michael Han
Every parent tries to make health-conscious decisions at the point of purchase in the grocery store. We want to come alongside you and help you understand what snacks that are good for your teeth, tasty to eat, and enjoyable for your family. This can be a tricky balance, as kids may have loud opinions at snack time. We have found some snacks that will satisfy all those categories, and hopefully your family as well.
What to Eat When You Need a Snack
Our first recommendation is to grab some cheese sticks. They come in a variety of flavors, so you can probably find one that you like. Cheese contains a complete protein called casein. When you consume casein, it sticks to your teeth and forms a layer of resistance to unwanted bacteria, which can cause tooth decay. Casein acts like a shield to your enamel.
Our next recommendation is to reach for a variety of fresh vegetables. Carrots, celery, sweet peppers, and beets all contain antioxidants as well as a variety of nutrients. These crunchy vegetables provide great texture and flavor. They also clean your teeth as you eat them. If you choose savory dips to complement your veggie tray, you will find the variety of colors alone attracts hungry and curious family members to the kitchen island.
Nuts and seeds are another great snack. They provide healthy fats and protein. Nuts will satisfy your appetite without adding sugar. The nuts contain vitamin D and calcium which is essential for healthy teeth. In addition, nuts also clean your teeth.
Diet is Only One Part of Your Oral Health Picture
Eating good food is only one part of having healthy oral hygiene. Make sure to brush your teeth twice a day and floss as well. If it has been a while since we've seen you, give us a call. We like to see you in our office every six months for a dental cleaning and exam.
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