Tooth-Friendly Holiday FoodsDecember 20, 2021 6:00 pm |
Potlucks and table gatherings are traditions during the holiday season. Honestly, nothing brings friends and family together like a warm meal or sweet treats. But if you want to enjoy the food and look out for your teeth, here are some tooth-friendly holiday foods!
Turkey is a popular choice for protein during the holiday season. Luckily, turkey contains no sugar and has plenty of calcium and Vitamin D to create strong bones and teeth. Sometimes turkey can get stuck in your teeth, so keep some floss in hand to enjoy all the turkey you can eat!
Another food that is also high in calcium and can help strengthen teeth and bones is cheese. Dairy products in general, like cheese, milk, or yogurt dips, are also tooth-friendly. Did someone say, charcuterie board?
3. Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin has a variety of benefits for your overall health, making it good in pie form! Pumpkin pie also has less sugar than other pies and desserts. Go for a slice of that pie!
4. Deviled Eggs
Deviled eggs are often dressed or colored to match the holiday theme. Egg yolk contains vitamins that help teeth stay durable, so don’t miss out on this popular grab-and-go holiday snack.
5. Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Are you feeling something sweet but healthy? Instead of pie, try some strawberries. They contain Vitamin C that can help fight periodontal disease. Coat them in sugar-free chocolate to have some extra flavor!
Dental Care at Vista Ridge Family Dentistry
Remember, any type of food is only friendly in moderation, and caring for your smile with regular brushing and flossing can help prevent the need for dental care. But, if you would like a cleaning or professional teeth whitening after all the holiday treats, our team at Vista Ridge Family Dentistry is always happy to provide dental care! Feel free to give our office a call to schedule an appointment for your smile.