Getting your kids to eat healthy can be a challenge, especially when they may not fully understand the importance of eating well in the first place. Luckily for you, we’ve put together some snack ideas that you, your kids, and their teeth are sure to love this summer!
- Hummus with Veggie Dippers
- Turkey & Cheese Lettuce Wraps
- Yogurt with Fresh Berries
- Healthy Trail Mix
- Apple Slices & Peanut Butter
Make some homemade, protein-packed hummus and serve with delicious, crunchy vegetables like carrots, bell pepper slices, broccoli, cauliflower, celery sticks, and jicama. Not only will the fibrous veggies help clean your kids’ teeth as they eat, but the diverse array of vitamins and minerals will help keep them fuller longer.
Roll up a slice of turkey, your kids’ favorite cheese, and a piece of crunchy, satisfying lettuce for a fun little wrap. Cheese is loaded with calcium, which is essential for fortifying teeth.
Serve a cup of low sugar plain yogurt or Greek yogurt with some fresh berries mixed in as a dessert. It’s the perfect alternative to sugary ice cream!
Mix a few dried blueberries, some dark chocolate, and plenty of nuts to make a yummy trail mix. Nuts are full of protein and fiber, which can help clean teeth just by chewing on them.
Slice up some apples and serve with all natural, low sugar peanut butter as a sweet and savory snack. Apples are great for teeth and chock full of vitamins that are good for the whole body!
Preventive Dental Care
In conjunction with a healthy and diverse diet, regular toothbrushing and flossing can help prevent tooth decay and cavities. Be sure to teach your kids how to properly brush and floss their teeth and to do it twice a day for two minutes each time. Additionally, don’t forget to schedule twice yearly dental appointments to keep your kids’ teeth in tip-top condition. At Growing Smiles Pediatric and Family Dentistry, it’s our mission to help all patients, no matter their age, maintain beautiful and healthy teeth. Contact us to schedule an appointment today!