Spotlight on Minerals
Cape Cod Braces recognizes that a healthy mouth has its foundations in a healthy person. Nutrition is an important way to keep your body strong at any age. We all know “you are what you eat” and your teeth are no different. Studies show that dairy can improve periodontal health. The mineral, Calcium helps improve bone strength, but it also is closely linked with dental health. Dairy such as milk, cheese, yogurt, and cottage cheese all count toward your intake of calcium. Softer cheeses are full of protein and won’t have a detrimental impact on appliances. Foods that contain Calcium but are not dairy based include kale, broccoli or tofu.If you are concerned about your waistline try to choose low-fat options and be sure to review any significant dietary changes with your doctor.
Here are a few of our staff’s favorite snacks:
▪ Low Fat Mozzarella and Cherry Tomatoes
▪ Ricotta Cheese with Fresh Raspberries or Bananas
▪ Steamed broccoli with Yogurt Dip