A Dentist Approved Menu for Your Next BBQ
It’s officially BBQ season! Summer barbeques and cookouts are filled with unforgettable family memories waiting to be made. Although we all love the sugary and salty treats, we get to enjoy during these get-togethers, it’s still important to keep your oral hygiene in check. To ensure you get to enjoy all summer feasts to the fullest, we’ve put together a handful of foods that will keep your teeth healthy and prevent tooth decay.
- Veggies on the Grill- Throw some broccoli, zucchini, onions, bell peppers, or asparagus on the grill. Adding some crunchy vegetables to your BBQ is a great way to keep your teeth and gums healthy, plus they taste amazing too!
-Dairy Products for the Win- Believe it or not, dairy products are great for your smile! They add extra calcium to your body which helps you grow strong and healthy teeth. Try adding some cheese to your burger, preparing a cheese platter for your family, or adding cottage cheese as a side at your next BBQ.
-Include Fiber-Rich Fruits- Sweet treats are an essential part of every BBQ. Eating sugar filled foods can contribute to dental cavities and tooth decay. Instead of putting your teeth at risk, try adding some fruits to your food selection such as apples, watermelon, strawberries, and oranges. You can even make an ice cream alternative by freezing bananas and blending them with cocoa powder! These fruits will keep your teeth healthier while taking care of your sweet tooth!
From all of us here at Chesterfield Family Dentistry, we hope you have an enjoyable, memorable and tooth-friendly BBQ! For more information about taking care of your dental health, talk to our experienced team at Chesterfield Family Dentistry.