When it comes to summer it really is party season. With many festivals, concerts and parties in abundance it really is time to let your hair down and enjoy the season. Summertime is often affiliated with pool parties and especially BBQ; as good as BBQ is, the food can play havoc with your teeth. Burgers, hot dogs, and ribs are a-plenty but can really get into the crevices of your teeth. Fortunately, there are other alternatives out there that are not only good for your teeth but, can also greatly benefit your health and well-being.
Cheese is high in calcium, which strengthens tooth enamel. Have some low-fat cheese cubes on hand to serve as everyday snacks or as appetizers at your summer parties. Try serving cheese with crackers, celery sticks or apple slices. Like cheese, yogurt is also high in calcium, making it a great teeth-friendly snack. Yogurt parfaits are great for summer parties and are easy to prepare. Simply place a few spoonful’s your favorite low-fat yogurt in a tall glass and sprinkle granola, strawberries, and blueberries on top.
Benefits of Fruit
Switch out sugary snacks for naturally sweet fruit. When you intake snacks full of processed sugar, the sugars cling to your teeth and begin to decay your tooth enamel, leading to cavities and aches. The natural sugars in your favorite fruits are not nearly as harmful. Apples are a convenient and healthy on-the-go snack that can satisfy your sweet tooth. Apples are high in fiber and water, with a texture that will stimulate the gums and ‘scrub’ your teeth. Many other fruits flourish in the summer season, resulting in a higher availability of juicy and sweet strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries. These berries are full of vitamins and minerals. A small cup or baggie of berries can be a satisfying snack that will hold you over until your next meal.
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