Dental

Go Healthy on National Parfait Day

Chocolate brownies, fresh berries,meringue and whipped cream layered in glasses. Delicious summertime dessert.

Do you normally go out to eat for lunch? Instead of spending money and eating something unhealthy, opt for bringing a homemade lunch. For dessert, make a yogurt-based treat at home. On National Parfait Day, don’t buy the pre-packed yogurt cups full of sugar at the store.

A strawberry-kiwi yogurt parfait is full of Vitamin C, which helps your teeth and gums. Plus, granola adds fiber to the parfait.

The best part about making homemade parfaits is you control the ingredients.

Sugar & Your Teeth

Bacteria lives in your mouth. Some of the bacteria form a sticky material called plaque on the surface of the teeth. When eating something full of sugar, the bacteria turns into acids. These acids are powerful enough to dissolve the hard enamel that covers your teeth. Ever wonder how cavities form? That’s it.

Take Care of Your Smile on National Parfait Day

Every dentist will tell you that brushing is an important part of your dental care. To have a healthy mouth and smile, the American Dental Association recommends:

  1. First and foremost, brush your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled brush.
  2. Second, replace your toothbrush every three or four months.
  3. Third, make sure to use an ADA-accepted fluoride toothpaste.

Talk to your local dentist about what types of dental products you should be using. If you see the ADA Seal, that tells the product has met their criteria for safety and effectiveness.

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The Argus Freedom Plan offers quality, affordable coverage for basic and specialty dental care. Members have the freedom to choose the best quality care.

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Adults often experience changes in their oral and health as they age. Check out Argus’ dental plans!