The Holidays are upon us, and it’s time to celebrate in style. But when the new year comes, we want to make sure our smiles are still gorgeous and healthy. Here is a list of some of the nicest and naughtiest foods you can choose at the holiday buffet!
If you’re looking for something delicious and filling, but not looking to break the bank on dental bills, let’s find you some yummy options!
- Nuts-These are a great, filling snack that provide a satisfying crunch, but also key nutrients such as calcium and protein.
- Cheese-Full of calcium, this is a snack you can find at almost any buffet table and it won’t let you down in the dental health area. Cheese also is an acid neutralizer in the mouth which reduces your risk of cavities.
- Meats-turkey, ham, and others can be great ways to get phosphorus and potassium. Both are very helpful in the absorption of calcium which builds strong teeth
- Raw Veggies-this may seem obvious, but in addition to being good for your body, ingesting them is great news for your teeth as well. They’re loaded with vitamin C, vitamin A and others.
- Popcorn-Sorry, but the husks of popcorn are really quite damaging to teeth and gums.
- White Wine-When in doubt, opt for red. Red wine helps get rid of bad bacteria in the mouth, whereas white wine is extremely acidic and can actually erode the enamel of the tooth.
Walking into that party with a sweet tooth is a dangerous endeavor, but we can help you find some treats that won’t leave you with a toothache and a less than sweet smile.
- Fresh Fruit-If you’re looking to satisfy that sweet tooth, fresh fruit is the way to go. It’s got tons of nutrients and can help you fill up on vitamins and minerals while hydrating yourself naturally!
- Candy-This may be obvious, but there is no nutritional value whatsoever, and the candy will stick in your teeth and can even chip away at the enamel while you eat it. Stay away.
- Cookies and other Sugary Baked Goods-The amount of sugar in these treats is extremely high and when that sugar mixes with the bacteria in your mouth, your teeth are in for some trouble. Try to limit consumption of these goodies and try to brush or floss shortly after you eat them.
- Dried Fruit-It seems nice, but it’s actually naughty. Dried fruit can have a very high sugar content and can stick in your teeth. Not a great choice.
Remember during the Holidays to continue maintaining your great oral hygiene regimen so that you can keep that smile sparkling well into the new year!
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