Pediatric Dentistry of Suffolk County I & II
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As summer edges closer, it becomes increasingly difficult for children to resist tempting summertime snacks – like ice pops and lemonade. Most of our favorite summertime treats aren’t exactly good for our teeth. That’s why we’ve scoured the web for teeth-friendly summer treats. Prepare the following snacks for your children, and their teeth will only grow stronger this summer!
Sure, milkshakes are yummy and contain dairy, but they’re also loaded with sugar, which can wreak havoc on kids’ teeth. As an alternative, throw together a tasty and nutritious smoothie! For example, this watermelon strawberry smoothie only has two ingredients – watermelon and strawberries. It’s not only refreshing and hydrating, but also fat free, low calorie and high in vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin B6.
Many children turn to sugary drinks to cool down in the summer heat. It doesn’t take a dentist to know that these drinks are no good for oral health. Here’s a refreshing substitute that your kids might just prefer: “Better than Kool-Aid” Cool-Aid. This drink’s made from herbal tea, apple cider vinegar and sugar-free sweetener, making it free of artificial flavors and dyes.
Frozen Yogurt Pops
If your kids can’t seem to stay away from the ice cream man, this recipe is for you. Betty Crocker’s fresh fruit frozen yogurt pops are super-easy to make and contain low fat yogurt, fruit and a touch of honey. They’re loaded with calcium and phosphates that put minerals back in teeth, making them healthier and stronger.
What other teeth-friendly recipes do your children enjoy? We’d love to see them. Share your ideas on our Facebook page!