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Know These Tooth-Friendly Snacks

Did you know that the foods you eat can affect more than just your energy level and body? Indulging in sticky, sugary, and starchy foods can impact the health of your teeth. With summer here, it’s easy to pull out a bag of chips or crackers to snack on. However, there are healthier and equally satisfying options. Here are 5 tooth-friendly snacks from the family dental care in Peachtree City.

# Yogurt parfait. Your teeth need calcium to remain strong and cavity-free. For a tooth-healthy snack, layer Greek yogurt, fresh fruit, and nuts in a cup. Then, try not to eat it too fast! This is one snack that will leave you wanting more.

# Cottage cheese and fruit. Mixing fresh fruit into a cup of cottage cheese is a decadent way to calm your sweet tooth while getting the nutrients and vitamins that your body needs. Pineapple, grapes, strawberries, and blueberries all pair well with this dairy favorite.

# Nut butters and fruit or veggies. Peanut butter, sunflower butter, or almond butter are all good sources of healthy fat and protein. Coupling them with different veggies is the perfect way to satisfy those hunger pangs between meals. Cut up celery, apples, bananas, and carrots to dip in your favorite nut butter. Not only are they healthy, but crunchy veggies have also been shown to help keep your teeth clean throughout the day!

# Deli meat wraps. Whether you are looking for an easy snack or a quick meal while on the run, deli meat wraps are a great way to go. To make them, simply take a slice of your favorite deli meat, stack it with peppers, cheese, tomato, and a little bit of mustard, and roll it up. You’ve got an instantly healthy snack that everyone in the family will love.

# Green smoothies. Smoothies are all the rage right now, and for a good reason! Green smoothies are a great way to get a large dose of your fruits and veggies for the day. For a delicious, easy snack, throw a banana, 1 cup of kale or spinach, and 1 cup of almond milk into a blender and puree until smooth.  It’s a sweet treat that won’t eat away at your teeth.