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Summer Snacks for a Healthy Smile

Snacking Smart for Your Smile

When summer hits and the kids are at home, snacking hits an all-time high. Many people think of unhealthy foods when they think of these treats, but that doesn't have to be the case! There are plenty of healthy options available that are good for your body and smile that will keep the whole family full until dinner time.

Read on to discover what to add to your grocery list this summer.

Watermelon

Watermelon is a classic summer snack, and for a good reason—it's delicious! But did you know that it is also great for your oral health? Watermelon is full of water and natural sugars, which help to keep your mouth hydrated and your teeth clean. The next time you're at the grocery store, pick up a watermelon and enjoy!

Berries

Berries are another excellent summer snack for your smile. Blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries are all packed with antioxidants, which have been shown to promote oral health. Not to mention, they're also delicious and can be enjoyed in a variety of ways,from fresh out of the box to baked into a pie.

Kiwi

Kiwi is a unique summer fruit that's perfect for snacking. Kiwis are full of Vitamin C, which is essential for a healthy smile. They're also low in sugar, making them a great choice for those looking to cut down on their intake of sweets.

Veggies

Raw veggies like carrots and celery are not only good for your body, but they're also good for your teeth. They are crunchy, which helps to clean your teeth as you eat them. They're also low in sugar and full of water, both of which help to keep your mouth hydrated.

Low-Sugar Treats

Low sugar popsicles are a great way to enjoy a sweet treat without harming your smile. There are many brands that offer low sugar or sugar-free options, so be sure to check the labels before you buy.

Cheese

Cheese is a surprising addition to this list, but it's true—cheese is good for your teeth! Cheese is full of calcium, which helps to strengthen your teeth. It's also a good source of protein, which helps to repair damaged tissues in your mouth.

So there you have it - a list of summer snacks that are good for your smile! If you’re in need of a visit to the orthodontist between these delicious snacks this summer, give LVL Orthodontics a call at (469) 300-5213.