With Memorial Day right around the corner, you’re most likely gearing up either to host friends and family or to attend a barbecue with your friends and family. That being said, perhaps unsurprisingly, not all foods that appear at these cookouts are ideal for dental health. While it is important to enjoy yourself and perfectly fine to have a cheat day, we felt it important to tell you about some of the best (and worst) foods for you to eat on Memorial Day. Please continue reading and speak with our New Jersey dental team to learn more.
Which barbecue/cookout foods are best for your teeth?
Some of the best foods for your teeth that commonly appear at barbecues are as follows:
- Onions: Of course, onions are not great for your breath, however, they are great for your teeth! Ultimately, onions are great at neutralizing bacteria in your mouth, thereby reducing your risk of getting cavities or running into other oral health issues.
- Cheese: The calcium in dairy products, such as the cheese you may put on your burger, is great for your teeth.
- Fruits and Vegetables: Fruits and vegetables are great for your overall health, but did you know they are also great for your oral health as well? Many fruits and vegetables contain nutrients that are ideal for tooth and gum health.
That being said, there are certain foods that you shouldn’t necessarily avoid if they’re staples in your Memorial Day celebration, though you should try to avoid them as much as possible in your daily life. These include alcoholic beverages, acidic foods such as pickles, chips, sugary sodas and juices, and white bread. If you have any additional questions or you’d like to schedule a post-Memorial Day cleaning, please do not hesitate to give us a call today.
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