Your Woodlands dentist wants you and your family to have a safe Independence Day, and we hope you get the chance to make the most out of every moment with friends and family. Whether you’re the one doing the entertaining or heading somewhere else to celebrate the holiday, it’s always a good idea to keep your oral health in mind. It’s easy with these delicious foods and beverages that are good for you and your smile.
Honor the Red, White, and Blue
Skip all the unnecessary sugar, and make a tasty, perfect parfait. Start with some deliciously fresh blueberries and strawberries. Layer them with some Greek yogurt (either plain or vanilla) to create a patriotic parfait filled with healthy flavors. Research has shown that blueberries can block harmful bacteria from forming, and strawberries contain something called malic acid that can give your smile a whitening boost.
Cheese and Fruit for the Win
Fruits such as watermelon and pears are a good option if you’re having an Independence Day picnic. Your dentist in The Woodlands can tell you that juicy fruit such as watermelon contains about 90 percent water. This helps to dilute any sugars hanging around in your mouth while also making it easier for your body to produce saliva that’s designed to help protect your smile from decay and cavities. Fresh pears and apples are an excellent choice to keep your teeth healthy and strong. Their textures help to scrub away plaque from your teeth as you chew. Pass the cheese, please! Cheese has cavity-fighting calcium and proteins that can actually reduce the breakdown of your teeth’s enamel.
Stay Hydrated with Water
Don’t dive into the cooler filled with sugary drinks and alcoholic beverages if you’re going to be spending the day outdoors. Living in The Woodlands, you know how quickly the heat and the sun can make you dehydrated. Always load up on water to ensure your mouth and your body are in good shape. From sparkling to spring and tonic to tap, there are plenty of water options for your 4th of July festivities.
From everyone at your Woodlands dental office, we hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday. Remember to keep up with your brushing and flossing at home, and you and your smile will stay healthy for Independence Day celebrations now and in the future. If you have any questions about your oral health, please don’t hesitate to contact one of our talented, caring Woodlands dentists:
Dr. Leslie Blackburn (Pediatric Dentistry) – Growing Great Grins
Dr. Robert Dernick (General, Cosmetic, Implant Dentistry), and TMJ – Robert G. Dernick, DDS
Dr. David Epstein (General, Cosmetic Dentistry & Sleep Apnea) – Epstein & Vakil General & Cosmetic Dentistry
Dr. Mike Freeman (General, Cosmetic, Implant, Sleep Apnea, and TMJ) – Dr. Mike Freeman Cosmetic & Family Dentistry
Dr. Alisa Reed (General, Cosmetic, Implant, Laser, Sleep Apnea, and TMJ) – Dental Designs by Alisa Reed
Dr. Wade Williams (Orthodontics) – Wade Williams, DDS, MS
Dr. Nikita Vakil ( General, Cosmetic, Implant Dentistry) – Epstein & Vakil General & Cosmetic Dentistry