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Stay Cool With Summer Snacks that are Good for Your Teeth

Posted on August 8th, 2023 by

Two black women enjoy the sun in the pool while one uses a spoon to eat canteloupe straight from the rind

Ah, summer! The season of sunny days, beach trips, and delicious treats. As we embark on outdoor adventures and savor the warmth, it’s important to keep our oral health in mind. Fortunately, maintaining a radiant smile doesn’t mean sacrificing indulgence.

In this blog, we’ll explore some tooth-friendly summer snacks that are both refreshing and gentle on your pearly whites. So, let’s dive in and discover delightful treats that will keep you smiling all season long!

Crunchy Fruit Delights

Summer is a season when nature provides a rainbow of refreshing fruits. To satisfy your cravings, grab a handful of crispy apples or juicy pear slices. They contain a lot of water to hydrate your mouth and increase saliva production. This process helps keep your teeth clean and free of harmful bacteria.

Cool and Creamy Yogurt Parfait

Beat the heat with a tooth-friendly twist on a classic dessert. Whip up a delightful yogurt parfait by layering low-sugar yogurt with fresh berries and a sprinkle of granola. Yogurt is rich in calcium and protein, promoting strong teeth and healthy gums. Berries add a burst of flavor, while the granola provides a satisfying crunch without the risk of damaging your teeth.

Veggie Sticks with Hummus

While we often associate summer snacking with sweet treats, let’s not forget the importance of including vegetables in our diet. Pair crunchy vegetables like carrots, bell peppers, and cucumbers with a tangy, tooth-friendly hummus dip. Veggies are low in sugar and high in fiber, which promotes healthy teeth and gums. Hummus adds flavor, protein, vitamins, and minerals.

Icy Citrus Popsicles

When life hands you lemons, make tooth-friendly popsicles! Freshly squeezed citrus juices like oranges, lemons, and grapefruits make for refreshing and invigorating popsicles. Add a touch of honey or a natural sweetener to balance the tartness. These delicious homemade popsicles are a great source of vitamin C, which helps maintain healthy gums and strengthen your teeth.

Delicious homemade citrus popsicles on a plate next to orange slices all on a rustic looking white picnic table

Crushed, Not Cubed

Summer is synonymous with ice-cold beverages, but the type of ice you use can impact your dental health. While it may seem like a small detail, opting for crushed ice over ice cubes can be a tooth-friendly choice.

Chill Out with Tooth-Friendly Summer Snacks

As summer unfolds, let’s make the most of the season while keeping our oral health intact. By opting for these healthy snacks, you can indulge in the flavors of summer while ensuring a radiant smile. Remember to stay hydrated, brush and floss regularly, and visit your dentist for regular check-ups.

If you need outstanding dental care for any reason, rely on the Art of Modern Dentistry. From cleanings and exams to dental implants, our compassionate dentists are here to help. Call to schedule an appointment or reach out online today.

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