Now that summer is here, it’s hard to not get excited about all of the seasonal treats, like popsicles and fruit juice. While delicious, many of these tasty treats have the potential to wreak havoc on your teeth. If you’re looking for mouth-healthy alternatives this time of year, we’re here to help! Below we’ve rounded up a list of summer snacks that will keep you grinning all season long.
Looking for a tasty way to strengthen your enamel? High in calcium, cheese is the perfect afternoon snack! Pair some low-fat cheese cubes with apples, crackers, or nuts for a complete snack — or enjoy it on its own!
Looking for a little bit of sweetness without all of the added sugar of popsicles? Prepare these kabobs by chopping up your favorite fruits — we recommend ones low in sugar like berries, kiwis, and watermelon — and thread them onto a skewer. If you love ice cream, try coating the skewers in a greek yogurt – another excellent source of calcium – and freezing them overnight.
Nuts and Seeds
Did you know? Nuts and seeds help replenish the minerals to the tooth enamel that acids remove! We can’t think of a better way to help your pearly whites than to snack on a handful throughout the day!
If you’re like us, you’re always looking for a way to get some extra greens in your diet, as you should! Leafy greens like spinach and kale are chock-full of essential vitamins and nutrients — it’s why many of them are considered a superfood! And similar to nuts, leafy greens help promote dental health by fortifying tooth enamel.
Which of these snacks will you be enjoying this season?