You probably think that if you’re not going to be eating lots of stuff that’s vibrantly green and that’s gotten that way through artificial means on St. Patrick’s Day, you’re not going to have any fun. While we can certainly second your enthusiasm for all sorts of desserts, beverages, and more in terms of them seeming fun, we also know that the oral health risks they present are not always worthwhile. How important is it to you to eat candies, green lemonade, and other things that can harm or blemish your smile? If it’s not but you do so enjoy holiday excitement, then bring our Virginia Beach, VA team’s ideas on board!
Green Pasta With Pesto Sauce!
We remind you that especially when there are kids involved, green pasta (it usually get this way from spinach!) with pesto sauce is one super-green meal that is just about as festive as it gets (and it’s reasonably okay for your smile). Just remember to rinse those carbs from your teeth with water!
An All Green Plant-Based Meal (Get Creative!)
If you talk with us about a healthy diet that’s smile safe during checkups, one of the things we will always mention is vegetables. Even though they contain sugar, we will mention fresh fruit, too! So, with that in mind, what are you waiting for? So many foods that come out of the ground are green in color and the sky’s the limit. Maybe you find some green apples and cut them into slices, which you then arrange in a cool design. Perhaps you make a huge salad full of just about everything green you can imagine (cucumbers, peppers, lettuce, broccoli, snap peas, and the list goes on). Add a bit of green goddess dressing and it’s a celebratory hit that doesn’t hurt your smile.
Fun With Green Pistachios
Really want to eat a bowlful of green candies, preferably green apple flavored jelly beans, but you’re being good and would prefer to have fun celebrating the holiday without an onslaught of sugar? Good for you! Remember that there are other ways to go green without sweets. Why not enjoy a few handfuls of green pistachios? They’re fun for adults and kids alike, thanks to their vibrant hue, which is just perfect for St. Patrick’s Day! In further good news: They’re beneficial for your smile health and your body, too, since they are full of nutrients like vitamin A and vitamin E, along with lots of antioxidants! So, eat up!
Enjoy Holidays With Smile Safe Treats
Remember that celebrations can still be fun without indulging in tons of treats that put your smile at risk. When in doubt or when you simply feel like you’re out of options, feel free to ask for teeth-safe suggestions! Contact Absolute Dental Care today in Virginia Beach, VA to schedule a visit by calling (757) 428-7440. We proudly welcome patients Virginia Beach and all surrounding communities.