Is it possible to eat healthy foods with Memorial Day coming up on May 28th? It’s time to think about how we are going to honor the troops while spending time with family this holiday. Most Memorial Day celebrations involve cookouts with family and friends, but some of the traditional holiday foods may not be great for your dental health. As your affordable local dentist, here are the best Memorial Day cookout foods from HomeTown Dental.

Healthy Foods for Teeth

Red White and Blue Cheese Cobb Salad

We found a Cobb salad recipe that is as American as it is delicious. With Jicama, tomatoes and blue cheese, you are guaranteed to feel patriotic as you eat this delicious salad. As a better alternative for your dental health, replace the acidic tomatoes and vinegar in this dish with red bell peppers to keep the same aesthetic while avoiding the corrosive acid.

Grilled Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet potatoes are superfood for your teeth, and this recipe is Memorial Day friendly since you can grill up these fries. Vitamin A is an essential nutrient for your teeth and gums since it helps maintain the integrity of your gums and promotes the formation of tooth enamel. Luckily, sweet potatoes are packed with this essential vitamin for your dental health! These fries are sure to be a hit at any Memorial Day Cookout.

Steak For Your Dental Health 

While the traditional cookout foods are burgers and hot dogs, those aren’t necessarily the best for your teeth. Steak is a healthier alternative that is twice as delicious and still tastes better fresh off the grill. This red meat contains phosphorus, which is good for strengthening your teeth and bones. The chewing motion from chewing steak also helps clean teeth by increasing saliva production.

These three delicious cookout healthy foods for your teeth are sure to be a hit at any Memorial Day party. Grab some strawberries, carrots and celery as sides to even further benefit your teeth. Also, remember that summer is the best time for the whole family to get their teeth cleaned by a trusted North Texas dentist at HomeTown Dental. Want to see more summer dental health tips? Visit our blog today!

 

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