COVID-19 has kept a lot of our patients stuck at home and unable to attend their routine dental hygiene appointments. As your trusted Bradenton, FL, dentist, we wanted to provide you with some suggestions on how you can continue to care for your dental health during this time. Here are three snacks that we encourage you to enjoy while you are stuck at home due to this crisis:
Cheese is a great snack for your smile. It is full of necessary proteins and calcium which your teeth need to continue growing strong. You can buy any type of cheese, but we recommend cubed cheese or string cheese for snacks you can take with you anywhere. It is a great snack to keep nearby while you are working or watching TV, as it is easy to chew and will not give you jaw pain over time like other crunchier snacks. Also, cheese neutralizes any acidic residue left behind on your tooth surfaces from a previous meal. If you needed reasons to eat more cheese, now you’ve found them.
If you have a sweet tooth, it is best to find an alternative to candy. Most candies contain sticky sugars that get into the crevices of your smile and can cause tooth decay. That’s why we recommend curing a sweet tooth with some apple slices. Apple slices have been known to freshen your breath after you’ve eaten them. Additionally, they are full of Vitamin C, which is essential to your dental health to fight off gum disease.
Almonds, Cashews, or Walnuts
We understand that sometimes you need a crunchy snack. We recommend nuts like almonds, cashews, or walnuts. Nuts are full of vitamins and minerals that are essential to your dental health. Additionally, they aid in saliva production, which is what keeps your mouth moist and capable of washing away bacteria. They also make a great snack to keep around if you are someone who snacks often. You can eat them over a long period of time, a healthier option to starchy potato chips.
Schedule An Appointment
For the safety and wellbeing of our patients & staff, our office is open for emergencies only during COVID-19. However, Manatee Dental is offering
Virtual Consultations during this time so that we can continue to meet with our patients.
From the safety & comfort of your home you can:
- Explore treatment options
- Discuss a dental concern or problem
- Get a second opinion for dental treatment
Schedule a virtual consultation today!