06 Oct

3 Healthy Packed Lunch Snacks To Help Your Teeth

shutterstock_486943738When it comes to looking after your teeth, there are few things that are more important than your teeth. With occasions like Halloween and Christmas on the horizon, many of us will be looking forward to indulging a sweet tooth. There’s nothing wrong with a treat from time to time, but spare a thought for your oral health when you’re planning your weekly menu. If you need some help making healthy choices, here are 3 packed lunch snacks to try:

  1. Yoghurts: yoghurts are a great dessert, as they contain calcium, which is important for strong teeth and bones. Try and stick to natural versions, rather than sweetened products, as these can be laden with sugar. If you have a sweet tooth, you could always add a few berries for flavour.
  2. Raw vegetables: raw vegetables are an excellent snack option because they don’t contain sugar, they’re high in fibre and they have high water content, which cleanses your mouth. Chewing on foods like raw carrots, celery and cucumber can also stimulate the gums by increasing blood flow. This helps to keep the gums healthy.
  3. Cheese: cheese is a brilliant choice for your teeth because it’s a good source of calcium. Cheese also has a high pH value and it contains protein. You can eat cubes of cheese as a snack or use cheese as a filling for a sandwich or an accompaniment for a salad or readymade pasta salad dish. Try to eat small amounts of cheese, as it does have high fat content.

If you need any more advice about healthy eating or you’re looking for more tips for healthy snacks or meals, don’t hesitate to get in touch!