As the weather starts to cool, that can only mean one thing: delicious festive drinks! These drink recipes have some of your favorite seasonal flavors with the added bonus of ingredients that are good for your oral health. Go ahead and enjoy a cup of cheer.
Spice up your next mug of hot chocolate with a refreshing hint of peppermint.
Dark chocolate helps fight bacteria in your mouth.
Almond milk contains vitamin E, which can reduce your risk of oral cancer.
Heavy cream has riboflavin, which can keep the lining of your mouth healthy.
Ingredients (Makes one serving. Double the ingredients for wintertime cuddling):
Cap off your night with a toasty cup of hot buttered rum.
Butter is full of calcium and vitamin D, which promote strong teeth and bones.
Cloves are high in manganese, another essential mineral for strong teeth and bones.
Allspice has natural antimicrobial properties and can relieve pain (including from toothaches!).
Ingredients (Makes two servings.):
What’s the holiday season without eggnog? Pour yourself a glass of this cozy, creamy concoction.
Eggs are rich in phosphorous, which helps protect and rebuild tooth enamel.
Honey has antioxidants that can help protect your body from winter diseases.
Nutmeg has natural antimicrobial properties that can fight cavities and gum inflammation.
Ingredients (Makes two servings):
Ingredients (Makes five servings. Perfect for gatherings!):
In all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, take some time to create one of these cozy concoctions and relax (and enjoy some healthy winter snacks!) You’ll love the wintry flavors and appreciate the healthy ingredients for your smile.