The Apple Valley dentists at Dakota Dental know that maintaining good oral health can be a challenge, especially when surrounded by sweet treats during a big get-together, like at the Super Bowl. To make taking care of your teeth easier, it helps to go in to a gathering like the Super Bowl with a game plan in mind to help make healthy and teeth-friendly choices.
In moderation, these snacks will help maintain healthy teeth and keep football fans away from other, more damaging foods.
Sides like a jalapeño dip or hummus are not only low-sugar simple options, but eating them with vegetables is a smart tooth-friendly solution. Raw vegetables help to build strong teeth and can help prevent gingivitis. Raw veggies, as well as hummus, are also more filling snacks, reducing the temptation to go for those high-sugar snacks.
Meat and cheese trays are another good option. Again, they are filling choices; cheese also contains calcium, which can prevent tooth decay, and casein, a protein which helps protect the surface of your teeth.
However, be careful eating these with breads, crackers, and chips – these foods can stick to teeth, encouraging bacterial growth. Rinsing your mouth with water or brushing your teeth as soon as you can will decrease bacterial growth. If you do indulge in sugary snacks or sodas, even a simple rinse with water afterwards can rid the surface of your teeth of those damaging sugars and acids, diminishing the harm they do to your teeth.
Dakota Dental offers many general dental services to help prevent, or help repair, damage to your teeth. The dentists at Dakota Dental have extensive experience with fillings, sealants, and gum disease treatments. They also have a top-of-the-line dental preventative care program, which includes regular cleanings and checkups, and additional tips and recommendations for keeping your teeth healthy. The dentists at Dakota Dental can also help with teeth whitening or any other dental health issues you may have.
Contact Dakota Dental for more tips to have healthy teeth, or to make an appointment today.
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Apple Valley, MN 55124