Tailgate Party Tips for Your Teeth
Tailgating parties make the football season a lot more fun! Your team may win or lose, but you are sure to have the time of your life if a tailgate party is in the plans. Your teeth, however, end up enduring all the unhealthy snacking and alcohol swigging sessions. All it takes is a little precaution to ensure that you do not compromise your oral health. Here are a few tips that will help you make the most of tailgating without putting your teeth at risk. These pointers will help your teeth find the healthy way through this football season. Binge drinking: Avoid it! Drinking a ton of alcohol is often associated with tailgates, especially when your favorite team has that important game coming up. Well, do all you can and avoid it! Alcohol is detrimental to the teeth and poses great risk to oral health when consumed in large quantities. Alcohol decreases saliva production and causes dehydration, which can promote growth of bacteria. Drink responsibly, and your smile will thank you. Drink water: Lots of it! The advantages of drinking lots of water are many and your teeth and gums benefit greatly from this healthy habit. While at a tailgate, make sure you have plenty of water handy and take swigs frequently to beat dehydration. Your teeth are strong: They are not beer openers though! Oh we all know how extremely cool it looks! Opening those beer bottles with your teeth, however, puts you at immediate risk for many oral hazards. A freak accident could leave you with a serious injury and even if it all goes down well, you have just subjected your teeth to severe trauma. Apart from the risk of chipped enamel or even a cracked tooth, a beer opening session with your teeth could loosen them permanently. Now that we are done with a few Do’s and Don’ts, here’s a simple recipe for a healthy and tooth friendly game-day dip. It will go perfect with tasty and nutritious whole grain chips.
- Ingredients: 1 packet of low fat ranch dressing mix 1 can of drained corn 2 seeded and chopped Jalapenos ½ red bell pepper, chopped 1 package Low fat Cream
Cheese Mix it all up and slather it on to your multi-grain chips for a delicious, but tooth-healthy, snack. Follow these tips along with your favorite
football team’s progress this season. Your teeth are sure to be on the winning side!