One of the biggest struggles whilst working from home is not going to grab the lollies and chips from the cupboard! There’s no face to face interaction with colleagues to distract you from that chocolate bar that’s hiding in the pantry, a quick delicious option to fix that peckish craving. 

While this might be what we want in the moment, our body and teeth aren’t going to thank us for it in the long run. Of course a treat here and there is fine, but when it becomes a daily habit (or multiple times a day!), we need to start looking at healthier options. So what can you snack on that won’t rot your teeth?

Here are 6 snacks for when the cravings hits that will actually support your oral health rather than damage it:

1. Cheese 

That’s right, cheese…who would’ve thought? Cheese is full of calcium and phosphate, which strengthen teeth. Not only that but it also helps balance the pH level in your mouth which means less harmful acid and more cleansing saliva - ultimately meaning less cavities. So go and stock up on some tasty cheese!

2. Strawberries

When you’re wanting a sweet treat, instead of reaching for the chocolate and lollies in the cupboard, opt for strawberries! You’ll get the same sweet relief without the nasty refined sugars.

Due to the malic acid in strawberries they actually whiten your teeth and help them keep the stains away.

3. Almonds

Almonds are a great source of protein and calcium helping keep your teeth strong. They are also very low in sugar and will keep you feeling fuller for longer! 

4. Oranges

Although it’s easy to think that citrus fruits are bad for your teeth, oranges are full of vitamin C which helps prevent gum disease by reducing inflammation. Orange strands can get caught between your teeth so be sure to rinse your mouth or use some floss afterwards to get between your teeth.

5. Raisins 

Raisins contain phytochemicals which fight the bacteria that causes cavities and gum disease. A delicious little sweet snack alternative to the heavily processed sweets you may crave.

6. Celery 

It may not sound like the tastiest snack but similar to oranges, celery is packed full of vitamin C. It is also filled with antioxidants that can help with gum health, as well as prevent inflammation. Put a little natural peanut butter on it for a bit of extra flavour!


So those are just a few snack alternatives to keep you, your teeth and gums feeling healthy during this strange time! We’re not seeing you need to say goodbye to your chocolate, chips and lollies completely… but it’s very important to keep a healthy balance.