Healthy snacks for teeth

Following on from The Times article at the weekend on the topic of fruit snacking in between meals and the effect it has having on our teeth. http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/health/news/article4435056.ece

 

Fruit should be consumed in one go and not grazed on throughout the day as it is the frequency of sugar and acid that causes damage not the amount!

Here are a few tips on regulating your snack habits from the Dawood and Tanner dental hygienist team:

- 2 snacks a day: one in the morning and one in the afternoon

- Avoid sweets such as chewy sweets as they spend more time sticking to the surface of your teeth.

- Avoid chocolate with nuts or raisins and chocolate biscuits.

- Recognise how often you are buying snacks

- Salty popcorn

- Cheese, rice crackers, hummus with vegetables

- Drink more water

- Indulge in calcium-rich foods, such as low-fat milk, yoghurt, and cheese.

- Vegetables for vitamins A and C, and for chewing in order to promote healthy gums.

- reading labels and choosing carefully

For more information visit www.dawoodandtanner.co.uk or 020 7935 0080