Sometimes unhealthy snacks are easier to find than healthy ones, which is why Dr. Johnson and Dr. Parker suggest having healthy snacks on hand for the sake of your body and your teeth! Here are 3 snacks that children and adults love that won’t hurt your teeth or anything else!
1.) Cheese Sticks or Cheese Cubes: With no sugar and lots of protein, cheese in cubes or in a stringy stick make a great snack that won’t contribute to the “sugarbugs” that may have formed on your teeth during the day. Cheese also contains calcium which helps keep teeth and bones strong. At Platinum Dental Care, we give cheese an A+ for these reasons.
2.) Fruit and Veggie Kabobs: Although fruit does contain sugar, sometimes you need a little pick me up that’s not overly sweet, and the fiber from fruits and vegetables makes this a nutritious snack that will stick with you. Not to mention the vitamins and minerals in fruits and veggies are necessary for a healthy body.
3.) Veggie Chips: Thinly sliced jicama, cucumber, carrots, and celery make for a crunchy snack that carries important nutrients for you and your body. Additionally, the crunch of veggies and their low sugar content make them an excellent choice for your oral health.
Making healthy choices that will benefit your oral and systemic health is an investment in the future. Hopefully these suggestions make it easier to enjoy healthy eating and avoid cavities.
Dr. Johnson , a Pediatric dentist in Riverton , offers cleanings, fillings, exams, and everything else growing smiles need to stay heathly! Dr. Parker offers traditional braces , Invisalign , ceramic braces , laser treatment , and accelerated orthodontics . If you are interested in setting an appointment with either of these awesome doctors please call their office at (801) 253-8866.