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Holiday Snacks that are Great for Your Teeth

Holiday Snacks that are Great for Your Teeth

We understand – holiday treats are irresistible! However, they are typically not great for your teeth. Those yummy slices of pecan pie and gingerbread lattes are not doing your teeth any favors, but do not worry, there are tooth-friendly, healthy holiday snacks that protect your teeth and gums.


Choosing natural sugars is always a great idea. Did you know that a lot of fruits offer specific oral health benefits? Here’s our ‘nice list!’

  • Apples are rich and fibers and they are often thought of as nature’s toothbrush since they can help clean your teeth until such time you can floss and brush.
  • Cranberries contain properties that help block cavity-causing bacteria from sticking to your gums and teeth.
  • Bananas are loaded with oxalic acids which can plug the dentinal tubules where sensitivity and pain starts.
  • Pears help stimulate saliva production and can neutralize acids that can strip away your tooth’s enamel.
  • Oranges and pineapple are rich in vitamin C. They not only boost your immune system, but also help promote plaque-free teeth and healthy gums.
  • Strawberries contain malic acid, which helps whiten teeth. However, be sure to brush or drink water after eating them, since they contain sugar.


We are referring to cashews, almonds, and walnuts, as they are all rich in folic acid, fiber, and a whole lot of other vitamins that are good for your overall health. Nuts also help stimulate saliva production as you chew, helping clear out bacteria and debris in your mouth.

Park Near the Cheese and Vegetables Platter

During a festive gathering, it can be easy to lose track of how much we munch. To be on the safe side, park yourself near healthier options like raw vegetables and cheese. Dairy contains proteins, calcium, and phosphates that re-mineralize and protect tooth enamel.

It’s true that it can be quite hard to resist a nibble here and there during the holidays, but if you choose from these healthy holiday snacks, you can enjoy the season without worrying about gum disease or tooth decay. Another wonderful way to keep your teeth merry and bright is by visiting your Dallas dentist for a professional cleaning and routine checkup. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!