Even though Christmas comes but once a year, it’s important to still practice good oral care.
Don’t skip out on the brushing or flossing because it might come back to haunt you!
We’re not saying you can’t have a Christmas cookie, just don’t eat the entire tray.
If you’re trying to be good this year, here are some seasonal treats that you can indulge in without feeling so guilty.
- Sugar-free peppermint patties or dairy and sugar-free peppermint fudge. Wash that all down with peppermint tea!
- Believe it or not, gingerbread tends to have less sugar than other types of cookies and cakes. Try baking actual gingerbread because then YOU control how much sugar goes into it.
- Cheese raises the pH levels in our mouths, lowering the risk of tooth decay. It also contains calcium and protein, both of which strengthen teeth. Go ahead and have an extra piece on that cheese platter!
- Almonds. These are a good source of calcium and protein (which, again, helps to strengthen teeth) but are also low in sugar.