How better to enjoy the summer days than by throwing together a pool party? Splashing around in the water, heating up the barbecue, relaxing in the shade, and of course, snacking on your favorite summer treats. While fried foods, soda and ice cream come to mind for traditional summer feasts, they are not friends to our Miami dentist or your teeth. At Gables Sedation & Family Dentistry, our Miami dentists would like to offer you some more tooth-friendly alternatives. Other than the summer sun, we believe nothing should shine brighter than your smile!
It seems that as the amount of pool parties increases, the chances of someone ordering a pizza increases. However, instead of ordering slices of unhealthy sugars and fats, how about fixing a watermelon pizza? Not only is it easy to make, but it is delicious and teeth-friendly. Slice a side of watermelon and top if off with fresh fruit such as blueberries, bananas and strawberries.
Loaded with minerals and flavor, smoothies will be better for you and your teeth than a mixture of processed sugars and milk fat. These smoothies also require no ice. Use a frozen banana instead. Bring out the blender and throw together your raw fruits and vegetables with a dab of nutritious yogurt for a healthy summer snack.
Salsa is something spicy to match the summer heat. Forgo the sour cream, ranch or cheese dip at the next barbecue for some chunky organic salsa. It is incredibly simple to make. All you need to create basic salsa are tomatoes, chilies, onions, garlic and cilantro. You can create your own version of salsa by adding more teeth-friendly ingredients, such as pineapples or mangos. The best part is you can control the salt and sugar content, making it a healthier option than store-bought salsas.
Sometimes you’re just not craving something sweet or cold, but something savory near the pool. When you and your family or friends find yourself in the mood, instead of reaching for a greasy burger or a hot dog slathered in ketchup, try avocado toast. Not only will it keep you full longer, but it will not harm your teeth with needless acids or sugars. Toast some whole grain bread, drizzle a little olive oil, a healthy fat, and lay some avocado slices on top and eat away.
Our Miami dentists at Gables Sedation & Family Dentistry want you to have a fun and healthy summer. While eating healthy is vital to oral hygiene and good health, you still need to see a Miami dentist regularly. Gables Sedation & Family Dentistry is a family dentist offering a variety of oral health services, including teeth whitening and Miami orthodontics. From general sedation dentistry to cosmetic and sedation dentistry, let Gables Sedation & Family Dentistry give you the best possible smile this summer. Schedule an appointment today.