The Best Summer Snacks for Healthy Teeth

Summer is here! We’re ready for summer BBQs, picnics and trips to the beach, are you? Although we love the warm months, they are often also a time when indulge in sweet treats.
Fortunately, there are ways to enjoy the summer and keep your teeth healthy — even at summer get togethers. Here are a few of our favorite summer snacks that aren’t just delicious — they’re good for your teeth, too!
Summer Snacks for Healthy Teeth:
Say Cheese
Cheese is low in sugar and rich in calcium and phosphorous. The combination helps strengthen and protect your tooth enamel. Whether you’re adding it to your burger or you’re indulging in a cheese platter, you’re strengthening your teeth!

Serve Crunchy Fruits
Pack your summer fruit salads full of crunchy fruits like grapes and seedless watermelon! Not only are these full of juices that keep you hydrated, but the extra crunch can help other foods from getting stuck in your teeth.
Fresh Salads
Add fibrous, crunchy vegetables like celery to your next summer salad. These vegetables naturally clean your teeth as you chew!

Fruit Infused Water
Stay away from sugary sodas and concentrated juices and make your own refreshing summer drink! Add a few slices of lemon or lime to your water, or get creative with berries and other flavorful fruits! However — remember that water is truly the best way to stay hydrated on a hot summer day.

If you have any questions about how to care for your child’s smile health — or it’s time to schedule their next bi-annual cleaning & exam, do not hesitate to reach out to one of our offices.