Best Dentist in Bay Shore Wants You to Snack Right!


With summer right around the corner, everyone is looking forward to everything that comes with the warmer weather, including parties and barbecues all around. But these include foods and drinks that may not be very healthy for you or your teeth. Since kids will be getting out of school, they’ll want to indulge in all things salty and sweet, but the best dentist in Bay Shore, Dr. Antenucci, wants you to know some great alternatives to snack healthy this summer!


Fresh Fruits
This includes watermelon, oranges, berries, pineapple, and more! There’s natural sweetness in fruits, unlike artificial fruit snacks that can only leave you and your children with cavities. There are also multiple vitamins within fruits! And many of these fruits contain water inside of them, so they’re delicious to have if you’re experiencing some dry mouth or bad breath.


Raw Vegetables
Veggies like celery, carrots, broccoli, peppers, are all crisp and fresh and good to eat! While they might seem boring, the act of chewing these foods is good to work your teeth and jaw. Celery is also a food that holds water, so they can be refreshing. If you’re not one to eat plain ol’ veggies, look up low-fat or sugar-free dressings that you can dip them in! But be careful not to go overboard!


Grains, Nuts & Seeds
Sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, peanuts, whole grain bread, these are all amazing sources of protein and calcium to make your teeth stronger! There are also countless meals and snacks you can make that include these different items to make your meal more exciting. There are multiple kinds of salad recipes that include seeds and nuts while substituting whole grain bread for white or potato bread will increase the benefits of any sandwich.


If you have any questions or concerns about changing your diet to something that will benefit your teeth, don’t hesitate to call the best dentist in Bay Shore, Dr. Antenucci, at (631) 665-8484 or click here to make an appointment today!