10 Foods That Won't Rot Your Teeth

10 Foods That Won't Rot Your Teeth

October is Dental Hygiene Month which means it's time to pay extra attention to our teeth. Of course that means brushing well, flossing well and more but it starts with eating the right foods: foods that won't rot your teeth!

Avoiding foods with high amounts of sugar, acid or staining pigments is key. Cut back on sugary candy bars, citrusy fruits and teeth-staining coffee.

By avoiding some of these dental no-nos and consuming foods that are high in calcium and other tooth and bone strengthening nutrients, we can boost our dietary contributions to our dental health. Here are 10 great snacks and recipes that will help improve your oral hygiene:

Crunchy Tuna Salad Wrap - The crunch of celery, water chestnuts, and pecans makes for an interesting wrap.

Parmesan Toast Strips - This simple recipe makes these toasted strips in less than 15 minutes. A great change from regular bread sticks.

Berry Salad with Yogurt Dressing - What can go better with berries then yogurt? Nothing.

Crepes - These extremely thin pancakes are of French origin and can be filled with anything from chocolate to cheese to Nutella to spinach. This is a great basic recipe for whatever your need.

Easy Healthy Smoothies - Prepare this easy smoothie the night before for a delicious and healthy breakfast that's sugar free!

Greek Yogurt Dessert with Honey and Strawberries - Simply, healthy and totally delicious! Try it with any fresh fruit you have on hand. It's a great low-fat substitute for ice cream!

High Calcium Cabbage Bread - Sneak some extra calcium and other nutrients into your diet with this healthy bread.

Creamy Macaroni and Cheese - Who can turn down a big dish of creamy, home made macaroni and cheese for dinner? Your family will simply love this.

Mozzarella Chicken Sandwich - This sandwich provides two grain servings from the ciabatta, a little more than two servings of meat from the chicken, and half a dairy serving from the cheese. Serve with orange wedges and baked chips.

Cheese Zucchini Crisps - Mix together cornflake crumbs and parmesan cheese with a dash of garlic powder and cover all over your zucchini to get a great appetizer to serve before your big meal. This goes very well with marinara or peppercorn ranch for dipping sauce.

More Dental Hygiene Tips and Resources:

Lemon Clove Tooth Cleanser

Oral Hygiene FAQ

Foods To Eat and Foods To Avoid For Good Dental Health

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