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Healthy Summer Snacks for Your Teeth

Published on June 20th, 2019

With the temperatures rising, it’s easy to want to indulge in sweet treats like ice cream. While these snacks are okay once in a while, it is better to stick to a diet that is healthy for both you your oral health and your overall health. Our orthodontist near Deerfield recommends incorporating the following foods into your routine for delicious and nutritious snacks that everyone will enjoy.

Low-Fat or Greek Yogurt with Berries

Get all of the flavors of ice cream in a healthy way! Choose your favorite low-fat or Greek yogurt (make sure it doesn’t have a ton of sugar!) and top it with seasonal berries. If you want an extra treat, you can add dark chocolate chips or a sprinkle of your favorite granola. This is a nourishing snack that you can make differently every time you enjoy it.

Hummus with Pita Triangles

If you prefer savory snacks over sweet snacks, a classic pita and hummus combination is always delicious and packed with vitamins and minerals. Switch up this snack by having your pita either raw or toasted, and you can swap out different types of hummus as well.

A Homemade Smoothie

You’ll think that you’re eating ice cream when you are enjoying an amazing smoothie packed full of health benefits! The great thing about smoothies is that even if you have braces, smoothies are a great way to get all of the nutrients that you need. Plus, it is refreshing on a hot summer day.

Our orthodontist near Deerfield knows that one way to help improve your smile is through a healthy diet! Plus, all of the above snacks are safe for those who wear braces as well.

Make sure to schedule an appointment with our team before the summer ends!

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