5 Ways to Make a Picnic Better for Your Child’s Teeth
Springtime is when we suddenly want to eat outdoors and take a picnic basket to the park. Of course, we rarely think to bring a toothbrush or dental floss along. How can you make a spring picnic healthy for the teeth of your children? Here are 5 ways.
#1: Fresh Veggies
Raw vegetables with a crunch are great for a child’s teeth. Raw bell peppers, carrots, and celery are a tasty treat and clean a child’s teeth during eating. On your next picnic, substitute chips with raw vegetables.
Cheese contains calcium which is great for the teeth and jaw. Plus, cheese can help remove bad bacteria from the teeth by stimulating saliva production. Including a variety of cheeses is a sure way to keep every member of the family happy.
#3: Drink Water
The worst thing that gets consumed at most picnics (or any meal for that matter) is sugary drinks. Bringing water to drink is a great way to reduce the amount of sugar or artificial sweeteners in your meal.
Rather than opting for a sugary blended yogurt, pack some Greek yogurt. Yogurt contains good bacteria that combats the bad bacteria in the body, and that includes bacteria in the mouth.
A Healthy dessert option, apples provide a sweet crunch for the end of the meal and actually clean teeth while being eaten because they are a fibrous fruit.
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