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Fall Tips for Tailgating

Tailgating is always fun! And, yes, it can be tooth-friendly!

It’s fall and that means… Get out and start tailgating! From SUV-filled stadium parking lots to a comfortable gathering in front of the big screen at home, there is no shortage of food and fun. The good news is there are some easy ways to maintain dental health while rooting for your favorite team. Here are some quick and good-tasting options.

  • Take a pass on the tradition and replace hamburgers and hot dogs with some grilled vegetables, fish, chicken and other lean meats instead.  All good ways to avoid bad breath and mouth sores.
  • Back up your starting line up with a raw vegetable tray. These fiber-rich favorites stimulate saliva and wash away cavity-causing sugars and bacteria.
  • Kick off the tailgate with some cheese and crackers. The calcium-infused favorite is a great source of minerals for your teeth. Go for two points by opting for whole-grain or whole-wheat picks.
  • Gear up for overtime with some healthy sweet treats like sugar-free peanut butter cookies or sliced fruit with yogurt dip.

Win or lose, the best end of game advice is to be sure and brush afterward or at least swish with a little water! Happy tailgating!

If you have any questions or dental related concerns, contact Amsterdam Dental Group or your dental professional.

Reference: http://www.deltadentaltn.com/Wellness/Oral-Health-Resources/Oral-Health-Topics/Mouth-Month/September-Fall-Into-Good-Oral-Health-Habits.aspx