Getting together with friends to watch the Super Bowl is a time-honored tradition. And a Super Bowl get together demands super snacks, but not at the expense of your teeth!
Today we’re sharing a few game day snack ideas to help make game day a little more tooth-conscious!
Hummus with Vegetables : Chickpeas do not contain saturated fat or cholesterol and they are high in protein, which means that hummus is a good choice for your overall health. Chickpeas are also rich in folic acid, which keeps your mouth healthy by promoting cell growth throughout your body.
Vegetables are a healthy alternative to chips, but did you know that cucumbers have been shown to help freshen breath and naturally whiten teeth? Carrots contain beta-carotene that your body uses to create vitamin A, which works to build strong teeth. Cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli are known for their cancer-preventing properties and are high in fiber, which promotes good digestion and healthy cholesterol levels. They also work wonders for your teeth because they require a lot of chewing.
Meet and Cheese Platter: The cheese on the sidelines plays quarterback in this party tray because it contains tooth-strengthening calcium, which is the key ingredient that strengthens tooth enamel and bones. It also contains a type of protein – that along with calcium – plays an important role in stabilizing and repairing tooth enamel.
Substitute Greek Yogurt for Sour Cream in Dips : Switching out sour cream in dips with Greek Yogurt will make a difference in your tooth health without affecting the taste – and yogurt is a dental super food!
Fruit Salad : Apples can act as a natural toothbrush by helping to stimulate your gums, increasing saliva flow in the mouth, and preventing cavity buildup as they cleanse the teeth surface. They are also are loaded with various healthy vitamins and minerals. Kiwi and citrus fruits are a great source of vitamin C, which helps maintain the collagen network in your gums, prevents gum infections, speeds up healing and strengthens your gums to further aid in preventing periodontal disease.
Regardless of what you choose to snack on during the Super Bowl, be sure to brush twice a day for two minutes each time!