Summertime Snacks for Healthy Teeth
Fall is quickly approaching, which means there are but a few short weeks left to fit in this year’s summer fun!
In addition to regular brushing and flossing, did you know these summer snack favorites can be great for your oral health?
Be sure to stock up on these tooth-friendly treats during your next trip to the grocery or farmer’s market (while you still can!).
Berries are a fantastic alternative to more sugary snacks for those of us with a sweet tooth! Vitamins, minerals, antioxidants…the benefits of berries are numerous for your oral health and overall well-being. Check out your local farmer’s market, like the one in Nashville or our very own Clarksville Downtown Market for fresh local finds as the summer winds down!
This crunchy treat is great for your teeth! Corn can be enjoyed on the cob or as cut off kernels. Sweet corn is grown in abundance across KY and TN, so summer is prime time for us to enjoy the benefits of this snack in our neck of the woods. Corn is rich in phosphorous, magnesium, and fiber, making it super beneficial for oral health. Just don’t forget to floss when you’re done!
3) Summer Salads
Corn is not the only veggie that is good for your teeth. Mix up a fresh, crisp summer salad using ingredients from your garden, local produce stand, or of course, the grocery! The act of chewing fresh, crisp veggies can act as a natural way to “brush” your teeth during the day, helping break up and rid your mouth of debris.
At Richview Family Dentistry, we care about your family’s health and wellbeing. We are proud to recommend healthy snacks for you to enjoy as we soak up the rest of summer! Don’t forget to add a visit to the dentist to your routine as fall emerges. We would love to see you for an exam or dental cleaning soon. Give us a call at 931-647-2243 to set up your appointment today!