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20 Snacks to Pack for Healthy Teeth

Healthy Teeth

Everyone loves to snack, but not every snack is good for your teeth. And parents usually get chewed out when swapping their kids’ sugary sweets for healthy, wholesome snacks. So how can you urge your kids to choose the foods that family dentistry experts in Capitol Heights say are good for their teeth? Follow these simple tips for finding healthy snacks that make everyone smile.

Just because you serve better snacks doesn’t mean that your kids will eat them. You need to get involved to get your kids on a healthier snack track. But with a little creativity and a whole lot of fun, you can serve up mid-day munchies that keep them healthy and happy.

One of the easiest ways to switch up their snacks is by making these foods fun to eat. Blend fruit into smoothies, top veggies with cheese, and turn yogurt into nut-topped sundaes. By serving wholesome foods in surprising ways, you’ll give healthy snacks a new look and new life.

Another way to improve kids’ snacks is to get them involved with your shopping for snacking. Talk to them about healthy foods and have them add their favorites to your grocery list. Then take your kids to the grocery store and teach them to read nutrition labels so they’re able to make their own healthy choices.

Finally, you need to practice what you preach and choose nutritious snacks for yourself. Kids learn from their parents’ example, so make sure to eat healthier foods and follow these snacks with good dental care.

So which snacks are the top to stock? Here’s a list of our favorite foods for keeping kids’ smiles in shape.

Top 20 Teeth-Friendly Snacks

  1. Carrots
  2. Celery
  3. Cucumbers
  4. Broccoli
  5. Pears
  6. Melons
  7. Berries
  8. Oranges
  9. Pineapple
  10. Low-fat or Non-fat Yogurt
  11. Low-fat or Non-fat Cheese
  12. Unsalted Pretzels
  13. Unsweetened Cereal
  14. Whole-Grain Bread
  15. Plain Bagels
  16. Unsalted Nuts
  17. Unsalted Sunflower Seeds
  18. Unsalted Pumpkin Seeds
  19. Peanut Butter
  20. Baked Chicken or Turkey

While kids should choose these foods for their everyday snacks, they can still have sweets without harming their teeth if they’re just occasional treats. If most of their snacks are healthy and they practice good dental care habits, then kids can enjoy all kinds of foods while keeping their teeth at their best and brightest.

To learn more about family dentistry from an affordable dentist in Capitol Heights, call Dental One Associates at Steeplechase today at (240) 392-3983 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Capitol Heights. With 11 affiliated practices throughout Maryland, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates at Steeplechase, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates at Steeplechase. 

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