Fire Up The Grill! It’s National Barbecue Month

food on the grill

With summer approaching, what better way to celebrate than National Barbecue Month! Unfortunately, a lot of the foods aren’t good for you.

Take your gums and teeth into consideration, especially if you suffer from gingivitis or a severe form of gum disease. We’ve provided a list of foods to watch out for and that may help you enjoy the kickoff to summer!

Watch Out For…

  • BBQ sauce and other condiments. First off, all the sugars and vinegar in sauces can damage the enamel on your teeth.
  • Chips. Keep floss and toothpicks handy.
  • White bread. Do NOT put your hot dog on a white bun.
  • Pickled veggies. Vinegar and brine damage your teeth.
  • Soda. Finally, sodas and juices are full of sugar. Consider drinking a cool glass of water instead.

Good Foods for National Barbecue Month

  • Instead of chips, have fruits and veggies for sides.
  • Cheese and other dairy products are good for your teeth’s health.
  • Onions help neutralize oral bacteria.
  • Chew sugarless gum after your meal.
  • Ginger helps you get over any indigestion.

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In conclusion, adults often experience changes in their oral and health as they age, which may require services beyond preventative care.

If you have any questions regarding proper dental care, contact your local dentist!