Bring Sugar Free Gum
Day long snacking is a common event at a 4th of July celebration. Try chewing sugar free gum to help remove food particles and stimulate saliva production. Saliva isn’t something you probably spend much time thinking about. But did you know that every moment of every day it affects your health? Saliva is vital for a healthy mouth, good digestion, and more.
Beer and soda are popular beverages at a BBQ. Make sure to alternate drinking water through out the day. Drinking water will help keep your teeth clean and the pH normal in your mouth.
Don't Open Beer Bottles with Your Teeth
This may sound ridiculous, but it happens more than you may think. As the celebration wears on people resort to crazy tactics, and teeth are often involved. Beer bottle injuries make up a large percentage of BBQ-related dental problems.
After the Celebration
After you make it home safe and sound, make sure to finish the night with brushing and flossing. The few minutes you spend can fight unnecessary dental work down the road. Also consider scheduling a cleaning if you are due.
Have an Amazing Independence Day!!