Party season is here once again, meaning endless feasts, treats and indulgences. We all know that this means less than ideal food choices. So what should we look out for and how can we be kind to our teeth and stomachs this Christmas?
This is sure to break some teeth, as well as add some calories! Its incredible how many patients come in with cracked teeth and fillings after Christmas!
Softer, leaner meat
Teeth breakers, as well as decay accelerators due to high sugar
Much softer and gentler on the teeth. Also full of healthy fats, vitamin E, protein and magnesium. May help to reduce blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol
Who likes discoloured stained teeth?!
A lighter alternative to reds, to keep your pearly whites sparkling, especially in summer!
High acid level and usually full of sugar = recipe for new cavities. Also bright colour additives may contribute to tooth stains
Clear – will never stain your teeth
Refreshing and thirst-quenching
Added fluoride strengthens tooth enamel
Pure hard sugar breaking teeth and causing decay
Healthier sweet alternative with protein, fibre, magnesium and iron
Full of nasty fats, hidden sugars and flavour additives
Veggie sticks with dip
Full of nutrients, vitamins and low in nasty fats and sugars
Concentrated, sticky sugar, more likely to cause cavities. May not contain as many nutrients, as these are destroyed in the heat/dehydration process
Natural source of fibre, nutrients, vitamins and water to keep you full for longer
So make the right choices this silly season, enjoy your break, indulge in moderation, stay healthy and safe and we’ll see you in 2022!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year,