Memorial Day Foods for Your Teeth

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Happy Memorial Day from the Argus Team! We hope you have a great weekend with friends and family. While you’re enjoying all the barbecue, take some time think about the effects on your teeth.

Dental Problems

Burgers and hot dogs means major dental problems for your teeth and gums. Foods that cling to your teeth, put you at a much higher risk for cavities. This allow acids that cause tooth decay to build up on the tooth surface.

Fermentable carbs, which are in chips, create the perfect opportunity for dental cavity-causing acids. You can minimize their effect by eating them as a part of a meal with other types of food.

According to the Academy of General Dentistry, soda and bottled iced tea are the worst. These are empty calories where sugar can wear down your teeth’s enamel over time.

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 Memorial Day Foods to Eat Instead

  • Instead of chips, have fruits and veggies for sides.
  • Do you like cheese on your hot dog? 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.

Get A Dental Plan

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

First, with no waiting periods, no claims forms, and no deductibles, the Argus Freedom Plan offers easy to use dental coverage. Secondly, members have the freedom to access any dentist of their choice. Finally, 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!

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!