Stock up on healthy treats to step up your game when it comes to lunches and after-school snacks. While you're getting the kids ready for school, don't forget to click here to visit the Dr. Chelsea Mason Dental Facebook page and enter to win an Oral-B Genius Toothbrush.
Healthy treats don't have to be boring.
Fresh citrus – oranges, grapefruit, tangerines – brighten up your taste buds. Melons, pineapples, and pears all satisfy a sweet tooth. In the winter, canned fruits in natural juices are a terrific alternative to fresh fruits. Broccoli, celery, carrots, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and nuts each pack a hearty crunch in every season.
If you're thirsty, skip the sugary sports drinks and sodas. Instead, enjoy the refreshing flavor of unsweetened fruit and vegetable juices.
If your family doesn't think fruits and vegetables are snacks, you still have plenty of low-sugar options. Stock up on plain bagels, unsweetened cereals, unbuttered popcorn, baked tortilla chips, low-salt pretzels, and plain crackers. Low or non-fat milk, yogurt, and cheese all offer nutrition and flavor without compromising your oral health.
No matter how healthy you eat, nothing replaces brushing and flossing for protecting your oral health. The Oral-B Genius toothbrush helps you brush better by offering a pressure sensor that alerts when you brush too hard; a rounded brush head similar to dental tools; and position detection technology to let you know you missed a spot.
Click here to visit our Facebook page to enter to win one of these toothbrushes.