With summer just around the corner, it’s just about time for fun family picnics, barbecues, and a lot of time in the pool! During the hot summer months and with all of the outdoor fun building up a thirst and an appetite, it’s easy to grab the nearest sugary beverage or sweet treat to satisfy our taste cravings. Luckily, there are plenty of refreshing and energizing foods that are not only healthy but will help to keep those pearly whites extra white and clean!
A few of these delicious foods include apples, celery, carrots, almonds, and cheese. Opting for these healthy choices instead of a sugary soda or candy will reduce your risk of developing tooth decay as well as help to improve your overall health.
Here are three refreshing summer recipes that are good for your teeth:
- Summer fruit salad. Combine your favorite fresh fruits, such as apples, oranges, bananas, and grapes. Top with a squeeze of lemon juice and add a bit of honey or another healthy sweetener to taste. Apples are a great choice as they help your mouth produce saliva, which washes away bacteria and other food particles.
- Fruit and vegetable popsicle. Combine the healthy powers of fruit and vegetables and cool down with the ultimate summer treat. A popsicle! Blend apples, bananas, and fresh-squeezed orange juice and pour into popsicle molds. Freeze and enjoy!
- Carrot and celery salad. This simple and light carrot and celery salad is the perfect addition to your afternoon picnic! Celery and carrots both help to increase saliva production in your mouth keeping bacteria and food away. Both are also rich in Vitamin A, which is a vital component to keeping your gums and teeth healthy.
Adding these simple recipes to your diet can help ensure great oral health year-round!
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