Last time dental implants Berkeley, CA provider Dr. Dailley and his staff discussed the differences between electric toothbrushes and manual ones. However today, with summer still in full swing, we want to talk about how making a few adjustments to some of your favor warm weather snacks could have you protecting your smile all season long.
Now, while school may have already started back up for most children, this warm summer weather is sure to stick around for a few more weeks. That means people everywhere are going to be seeking relief from the heat in classic hot weather foods that aid us in cooling off, but maintaining our oral health.
This is because many of the snacks that are most synonymous with summer are sugar filled treats like ice cold soda, popsicles, ice cream, Slurpees, and juice. Of course, as you might have guessed, none of these goodies and really “good” for your teeth and that means they can also spell trouble for your dental implants.
Don’t Worry! We’ve Got A Plan!
Bearing in mind the fact in mind that most summertime snacks are terrible for your teeth, we’ve brought together some of our best advice concerning warm weather food and how to make it more healthy for your teeth. If you would like to flip this summers snack in favor of your teeth, then take a gander at some of these ideas.
But Some Straws!
Its a good thing you can find straws just about anywhere! The next time you are in the store, throw a package in your cart. When you drink beverages like soda and juice that are famous for being chock full of sugar, a straw helps the liquid pass through your lips without touching your teeth as much as it normally would. Therefore, your teeth and gums have less contact with the sugar and this is good for your dental implants.
Make Homemade Popsicles
Popsicles are a classic summertime favorite that can have you cooling off in a matter of seconds. However, many popsicles these days are made from fruit juices that are more part sugar than they are fruit. Luckily there is something you can do to mitigate this problem. It just takes a little extra time and planning.
Looking to give your popsicles a little extra pizzazz? try slicing pieces of fresh fruit and adding them to the juice before you freeze it into popsicles. Not only will doing this make the popsicles even healthier for your teeth by adding fiber (which is great for your oral health) it will make them look cooler too!
Here’s one of our favorite recipes for whole fruit popsicles that you might want to try.
Bare Necessities Fresh Fruit Pops
2-3 kiwis, peeled and sliced.
1 package of fresh strawberries, sliced.
2-3 tangerine oranges peeled and sliced.
1 package of fresh blueberries.
Popsicle mold of your choice.
Package of popsicle sticks.
Add cut up fruit to popsicle mold.
Pour in coconut water to fill the mold.
Place a layer of tin foil over the filled popsicle molds.
Gently pierce the foil with popsicle stick and place in the desired position in each popsicle (the tin foil helps the popsicle sticks stay upright while the popsicles are freezing).
Shopping For Your Ingredients
you can find all the necessary ingredients to make your popsicles at any local grocery store. However, if you want to turn your shopping experience into a fun adventure, then why not give the Ecology Center Farmers Market a visit. Here you can find fresh fruits and veggies grown by farmers in YOUR community. What’s not to love about that?
Until next time readers, keep smiling.