Summer Snacking for Healthy Teeth

 
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Snacking. The word at first does not exactly bring any healthy thoughts to mind but when done properly snacking can be a fun-filled, healthy activity! Especially in these Summer months when we’re sitting around our outdoor cookouts with an appetite it can be too easy to reach for an un-healthy snack. Try and stick to these beneficial alternatives…

1. Almonds, walnuts, pistachios, and cashews

Delicious and nutritious! These nuts contain calcium, magnesium, and potassium to promote healthy gums and teeth. Place a bowl out for you next backyard picnic. Just don’t eat the whole bowl!

2. Dark Chocolate

Yes, you read that correctly. Dark Chocolate is the least processed of chocolate products so it contains less artificial sugars. Dental benefits come from the tannins, polyphenols, and flavonoids present in the cacao bean.

3. Fruits and Veggies

Rich in vitamins and minerals which your body and mouth need, fruits and vegetables are also known as detergent foods because of the cleaning effect they have on the teeth and gums. Try bananas with peanut butter for a quick yet filling snack on the go.