Winter is on its way and what better time to rethink your diet and add a few warming and hearty tooth-friendly foods into your menu plans? If you’re keen to indulge without putting your oral health at risk, here are some tooth-friendly suggestions to try:
- Soup: soup is easy to eat, it’s simple to make and most importantly, it’s packed full of goodness. Most soups contain vegetables, which are crammed full of nutrients and vitamins, and soup tends to be a low-fat, low-calorie meal, which will keep you feeling full for hours.
- Green tea: if you fancy a hot drink to warm you up on a chilly day, consider ordering a green tea. Green tea is proven to reduce the risk of gum disease and it is laden with antioxidants. If you don’t like the standard version, you can buy all kinds of flavoured green teas.
- Scrambled eggs: there’s nothing better than whipping up some scrambled egg to have on wholemeal toast when you’re in a rush and it’s raining cats and dogs outside. Eggs are an excellent source of protein and the butter and milk you add to the mix contain calcium, which is essential for strong, healthy teeth.
- Porridge: porridge is one of the best breakfast options you can choose if you’re on a healthy eating drive. Porridge oats contain fibre and they release energy slowly, which means that you won’t need to snack between meals. Try and avoid adding sugar to your porridge. If you have a sweet tooth, add berries or a spoonful of honey, which contains natural sugars.
- Cheese fondue: this may not be the best idea for your waistline, but cheese is good for your teeth in moderation. Cheese is an excellent source of both protein and calcium and it has a high pH value. If you are hosting a dinner party or you’ve got friends coming round for a cosy evening in, a fondue is a great idea, just make sure you don’t get used to eating one every day.