The COVID-19 crisis has prevented many of our patients from receiving their preventative dental care appointment as scheduled. As a result, we’ve gotten several inquiries on how everyone can continue to care for their teeth while stuck at home. A healthy diet supports a healthy smile. Here are three of our suggestions for healthy snacks to keep around your home:
Cheese is a great, calcium-rich snack to keep around your home. While any kind of cheese will do, we suggest cubed cheese, string cheese, or sliced cheese for your ultimate snacking convenience. Because cheese is full of calcium, this means that it will directly benefit the strength of your teeth and jawbone. Additionally, it’s a great snack for the kids as their dental health needs calcium to ensure proper development. Cheese is also a great snack for our patients with jaw pain or TMJ disorders because it is soft and easy to chew.
Fruit smoothies are fun to make, delicious to drink, and great for your teeth too. You can include any kind of fruit or veggie into your smoothie to personalize it to your taste; however, we do have some suggestions. Include a banana in your smoothie to increase the amount of potassium in it. Potassium is essential to your dental health because it reduces the acidity of your blood and makes sure your bones maintain their calcium amounts. You can also include kiwis and strawberries which are great sources of calcium and vitamin C.
Almonds, walnuts, and cashews are among some of the best nuts to snack on for your dental health. They contain essential vitamins and minerals that help maintain your dental health. Additionally, nuts help encourage saliva production which your mouth needs to remain moist and capable of washing away harmful residues left behind by previous meals. However, if you are experiencing jaw pain, make sure to avoid crunchy snacks like this one and stick to softer snacks until the discomfort subsides.
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At the Charlotte Center of Complete Dentistry, we believe dentistry is not a “one-size-fits-all” industry. We take a patient-centered approach to your dental care to ensure our patients are receiving treatment that is tailored to their unique needs. We are currently doing virtual dentistry consultations to assist our patients during this difficult time. In 30 minutes or less, find out what treatment options are available to help you achieve the smile of your dreams.