While eating healthy is great for your teeth and body, every once and a while we need to reward ourselves with some sweet dessert. The words “sugar free” may not sound like the yummiest part of dessert, you’d be amazed at how many healthy sweets there are which don’t contain cavity-causing sugar. Not only that, but they can be pretty healthy for you too! Here are some really tasty and easy tooth-friendly desserts for your whole family.
Frozen Fruit Ice Cream
This mouth-watering “ice cream” doesn’t contain any actual cream, but adding a little milk or cream for some added calcium wouldn’t hurt. This simple recipe only has two ingredients: bananas and strawberries. All you need to do is cut a couple of bananas into chunks and then freeze them overnight, or for at least 12 hours. Then, put the frozen banana chunks and some fresh strawberries to a food processor then blend until smooth and creamy. The more strawberries you add, the more its texture will be like a sorbet, and the more bananas you add, the creamier it will be.
Strawberries contain malic acid which has a natural exfoliating effect and can help scrub stains from your teeth.
Roasted Pear Parfait
Yogurt is great for your teeth because it is full of calcium. It also makes your mouth less acidic and fights bad breath! This yummy recipe is simple: chop up some pears and toss them with a little melted butter and cinnamon. Roast the fruit for about 25 minutes. Then, after slightly cooling the pears, layer them with a nice yogurt like plain Greek yogurt. Don’t use a yogurt that has added sugar or sweetener. Keep in mind that many flavored yogurts do have added sugar.
You can make many desserts tooth-friendly by simply substituting sugar for a sweetener like xylitol instead. According to Delta Dental, xylitol has decay-preventive properties and can inhibit the growth of oral bacteria.
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