Tooth Friendly Independence Day Snacks

The 4th of July means a few things — outdoor fun, bbq’s with friends, and fireworks. Something that many people forget to think of amid the celebration and laughs are their teeth. Surprisingly enough, there are ways you can be mindful of your pearly whites this weekend, and still enjoy the festivities!


  • Grilled Fish. When cooking on the grill, many types of fish are very rich in omega-3’s, and are a great addition to your bbq plate! This type of acid can actually reduce inflammation and fight gum disease. Notable types of fish that are rich in this acid are tuna, trout, and salmon!
  • Fruit Skewers. Instead of opting for cake and ice cream, sweet fruits like watermelon and cantaloupe are perfect substitutes! As an added twist, you can try tossing them on the grill as well! Strawberries and peaches can be grilled until they begin to caramelize!
  • Sweet Tea. Instead of sugary drinks like soda, tea is a great option to have by your side. If you’re not bent on something sweet, unsweetened options are your best choice, or a sweet tea option with a sugar substitute.
  • Hummus With Cucumber. Typically, chickpeas are rich in folic acid, which keeps your mouth healthy by promoting cell growth through the body. The cucumbers are also a great alternative to chips, and very rich in vitamin B and C!

After the holiday weekend, it’s best to schedule your appointment with integratedDENTAL. We are Nassau County’s premier dental group, which includes everything from general dentistry to on-site, same day crowns!
At integratedDENTAL, we’re conscious of your needs at the dentist. Not only do we provide a comforting environment for our patients, but we offer sedation dentistry to aid in the process of relaxation. Schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with us to see what personalized treatment options will address your needs. Give us a call today at 516.677.9010 and don’t forget to connect with us on Facebook!

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