School’s out, the temperature is rising, and it’s officially the season of backyard BBQs. Spending quality time with friends and family is what’s on your mind, but not what is the best food for your teeth. Let HomeTown Dental Lake Worth help you make your next grocery list one that is sure to impress and keep your teeth healthy.

Perfect Amount of Crunch

Besides the high amount of calories that are in a bag of chips, they are damaging for your teeth. While eating the salty snack, pieces of chewed up chips are getting stuck in small grooves of your teeth, becoming a home for bacteria. A couple of healthy alternatives are fruits and veggies since they act as a natural toothbrush.

We are all guilty of chewing ice on a hot day, but that needs to stop. Did you know that one innocent crunch of an ice cube can send you straight to the dentist with an emergency? A broken tooth is one way to clear out a party. Next time, try using a cooler to keep everyone’s drinks cold or using crushed ice as an alternative.

Fruit – Great Food for Your Teeth

Switching to fruit is the way to go, not only from a health standpoint but also to protect your teeth. Try making a fruit plate or be adventurous and serve fruit infused water. HomeTown Dental has some suggestions for the best fruit for a Summer cookout:

  • Seedless watermelon
  • Apples
  • Pears
  • Oranges
  • Bananas

Say, “Cheese”!

Who doesn’t like cheese on a burger? Plus, dairy products like cheese and milk are low in sugar and high in calcium, which helps strengthen your enamel. So the next time someone asks if you want cheese, say yes, please!

It’s a great idea to keep a pack or two of gum around for guest to use to help get any food that is stuck in those hard to reach areas. But don’t let it be mistaken that just because you chew gum, you don’t have to brush your teeth. Keep up with our latest blogs for more dental tips. Contact HomeTown Dental Lake Worth for all of your dental needs, (817) 237-3222.

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