Whether you’re between classes or between appointments – more often than not, it’s when you start rushing when your diet goes out the window. Around the same time is also when you stop treating your teeth like the valuable asset they are.
Think about it. When was the last time that you – in the midst of a rushed lunch-hour or frantic child pickup – ate something on-the-go that probably wasn’t a great choice for your teeth (or your diet in general)?
At our dental office in Garden Grove, we work with patients from all walks of life from the Anaheim area. No matter the age, almost everyone can sometimes become a victim of convenience. Hopefully, some of today’s tips will at least make eating healthier (for your teeth and body) a little more convenient.
- Vegetable slices: easily one of the healthiest snacks you can possibly eat (easily spiced up with some greek yogurt and ranch-dressing dip) – go for carrots, broccoli, and cauliflower. Looking for a bonus? Choose celery – which is so good for you, you actually burn more calories chewing it than you consume eating it.
- Vegetable chips: veggie chips – while much closer to potato chips (and starchier than fresh veggies) are a pretty decent alternative to regular potato chips. Try kale chips for a great healthy alternative.
- Fresh fruit: do you have a sweet tooth? Whenever you can – opt for fresh fruit. Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and bananas all make for tooth-friendly snacks. Watch out for dried fruit, though. While dried-fruit can be great, some varieties include loads of extra sugar.
- Nuts: Nuts are a great source of energy, and they aren’t half bad for your teeth either. As an added bonus, If you’re splurging on something with a bit of chocolate (such as a candy bar, or some trail mix) try to opt for something with nuts – they do a great job of helping to scrape the sugary leftovers away from your teeth as you chew.
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