With Halloween right around the corner, it’s more important now than ever to make sure that you have tooth-friendly treats around the house for you and your kids so you don’t all eat too much Halloween candy. In addition to preventing cavities, tooth-friendly treats also come with the added benefit of giving you better overall oral health, which is more important than you might think.
Let’s take a look at what our team here at Mountain Crest Dental Care recommends for tooth-friendly treats.
Raw fruits and veggies
These are low in fat, and fruit especially can still satisfy your sweet tooth without throwing down too much sugar. The best part, though, is that both fruits and veggies stimulate saliva production.
Saliva is actually key in protecting your teeth against all sorts of problems, from cavities to gum disease. So the more fruits and veggies in your diet, the healthier your mouth will be as a whole.
Breads are actually good for your teeth, even if you’re watching your carbs. Plain bagels, unsweetened cereal, low-salt pretzels, and pasta are great options if you need a midday snack but don’t want too much sugar.
Yes, there are meats that promote good oral health! Lean meats like chicken and turkey, as well as other sliced deli meat, are great choices for good oral health.
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