Often times our patients ask us about snacks that are good for their teeth. If you’re looking to keep your great smile, it’s crucial to be informed about the foods that can have a detrimental impact on it. It’s easy to let your guard down and enjoy a “less than recommended” snack that’s not great for your teeth. But don’t worry, there are some great alternatives. In this article, we’re going to look at some teeth-friendly alternatives for popular summer snacks.
Teeth-Friendly Alternatives For Popular Summer Snacks
We have listed some teeth-friendly alternatives for popular summer snacks below:
-Instead of eating foods with empty carbs and a plethora of sugar content, such as gummy bears or hard mint candies, try chewing on some mint-flavoured sugar-free gum. Due to the stimulated production of saliva, it can help keep your oral care in check.
-Rather than drinking sugary soda pop on a hot day, try embracing this free drink- water! Most of the tap water in Markham (and most of Ontario) is fortified with fluoride, which helps combat tooth erosion.
-Instead of indulging in chips or other salty snack foods, you should give salad a try! Leafy greens are delicious, great for your diet, and are beneficial to your teeth. With the amount of chewing required for these leafy greens, it leads to the production of saliva.
-Instead of having a sugary dessert, try having some cheese! It’s a healthier choice, and it even helps strengthen tooth enamel and bones, thanks to the calcium and casein that cheese contains. Best of all, there’s a wide variety of delicious cheeses that you can try!
Follow these tips and your next visit to the dentist should be a breeze!