Ways to Keep Tailgates Tooth-Friendly

When the days get a little shorter and the weather gets a bit crisp, it can only mean one thing – tailgating! (You thought we were going to say, “fall is here,” didn’t you?) Whether you’re grilling in a stadium parking lot or just having some friends over to watch the big game, here are a few tips to keep your tailgate event tooth-friendly.

Though hamburgers and hot dogs tend to be tailgating staples, it would be a touchdown for your teeth if you opted for grilling vegetables, fish, and lean meats instead.1 Lean red meat contains iron, which is beneficial for your oral health. (An iron deficiency can actually lead to sores on the inside of your mouth.) Chicken1 and turkey2 both contain niacin. A lack of niacin can result in bad breath and mouth sores.

If you don’t grill veggies, consider a raw vegetable tray instead. Fiber-rich vegetables stimulate saliva flow, which washes sugars and bacteria away from your teeth, helping to prevent cavities.1 Carrots and broccoli are particularly high in fiber.3

Crackers and cheese are always popular options, and there’s no reason not to enjoy them at your healthy tailgate. Cheese is a good source of calcium, which helps put minerals back in your teeth. When you choose crackers for your tray, try to find some that are whole-grain or whole-wheat.4

As for sweet treats, bypass the typical fare like gooey brownies and sugar-packed cookies. Why not give this month’s sugar-free peanut butter cookie recipe a shot? If baked goods aren’t your thing, sliced fruit with a healthy yogurt dip also makes a great alternative.

If you do decide to indulge in some football fare that’s not so healthy, be sure to brush afterward – or at least swish with a little water if you don’t happen to have a toothbrush handy. Happy tailgating!

1 http://oralhealth.deltadental.com/Search/22,21457
2 http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=nutrient&dbid=83
3 http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/50-fiber-rich-foods?page=2
4 http://oralhealth.deltadental.com/Search/22,Delta34


Polls

  • Are you a picky eater?

    | View Results

    Loading ... Loading ...
Print article | Share article:
prednisone no prescription needed 40mg order buy Endep online canadian prescriptions Endep Endep online order online pharmacy Endep Endep online no prescription purchase Endep amex online without prescription purchase Endep online without prescription buy pharmacy Aricept waterview buy Aricept where buy discount Nizoral on line buy Nizoral no scams buy cheapest Nizoralbuy no prior prescription Nizoral buy pharmacy Nizoral waterview purchase Famvir usa cod how to buy Maxalt without a prescription cheapest place to buy Requip Requip pharmacy Nizoral buy fedex buy brand Nizoral order Famvir without a prescription overnight shipping buy cipro online wholesale Cytotec cheap Aricept canadian pharmacy i want to buy Aricept without a perscription xenical no script comprar Amitriptyline generico Amitriptyline delivered overnight fedex Requip overnight without a rx Lisinopril shipped cash on how to buy Amitriptyline without a prescription buy Maxalt mastercard purchasing Amitriptyline without a script buying Accutane 40 mg Accutane 40 mg effects buy 40 mg Accutane free consultation 40 mg Accutane buy fedex accutane online pharmacy