Dental

Order Up! It’s National Bacon Day!

bacon and pork products

What’s the most important meal of the day? Breakfast! With today being National Bacon Day, add some bacon to your lunch burger or, make breakfast for dinner!

Unfortunately, like a lot of things, bacon isn’t good for you. Not only does it have a negative effect on your heart, but your teeth as well.

National Bacon Day & Your Teeth

Whether you like it chewy or extra crispy, nobody ever says no to bacon. The problem is that it breaks up into little, stringy pieces of meat when you chew it. These pieces of meat stick between your teeth where they can irritate your gums. If the bacon debris stays there for a long period of time, it irritates your gums to the point that chewing becomes painful.

The good news is with regular brushing, and especially flossing, you’ll remove the bacon from your teeth. Unfortunately, this will do nothing to protect your heart from bacon, so eat it in moderation.

Eat More Fruit

Instead of ordering a side of home fries with your bacon, order fresh fruit. Fruits like grapefruit, cantaloupes, apples, and berries have the nutrients needed to protect your health. The fiber in fresh fruit help generate saliva as you chew your food. The saliva helps wash away any bacon debris.

Unfortunately, fruits like grapefruit and oranges are high in acid. Weakening your enamel isn’t good, so, drink water with breakfast instead of coffee! Make sacrifices for your dental and overall health.

Take Care of Your Smile

The Argus Freedom Plan offers quality, affordable coverage for basic and specialty dental care. Members have the freedom to choose the best quality care.

With no waiting periods, no claims forms, and no deductibles, the Argus Freedom Plan offers easy to use dental coverage. Members have the freedom to access any dentist of their choice. They can also enjoy additional savings when using an in-network provider.

The Argus Master Plan offers quality, affordable dental care coverage for Florida residents. Plans start as low as $8.95 per month!

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

Therefore, families need flexible dental and vision coverage, and a plan that is tailored to their needs. Put together a checklist of the regular services you need to receive, and the one-off services that might be necessary. Check out Argus’ dental plans! Argus has coverage for individuals and families.