It’s hot in Texas right now! Temperatures are reaching into the 100s and air conditioners are working overtime to keep us all cool! During this time of year it’s challenging to find ways to stay cool and light. Wearing loose and light-colored clothes are a good idea for keeping your body feeling cool. How about your diet? Are there foods that you crave more when it’s this hot out? Fresh and cold salads are a refreshing option for feeling light and fresh.
At Parklane Family Dentistry, Dr. Parul Vashisht would like to remind you that what you put in your body could affect your dental health. Summer salads are a good way to fuel your body and also boost your dental health.
Here is a list of top dental-boosting ingredients to add to your summer salad.
- Start your salad with a big pile of spinach. Spinach is high in calcium, which is good for your teeth’s enamel.
- Throw some almonds on top of your salad. The fiber, folic acid, calcium and other vitamins are beneficial to teeth and gums.
- Strawberries add pretty color to your salad, and they also are a good whitener for your enamel. The malic acids in strawberries act as a natural whitener.
- Choose cheese for your salad. Cheese has high levels of phosphate and calcium in it. It strengthens your teeth and bones and helps balance the pH levels in your mouth.
Book your regular checkup and cleaning at Parklane Family Dentistry with Dr. Parul Vashisht today, and enjoy your summer salads packed with goodness for your dental health!
Posted on behalf of Parklane Family Dentistry