5 Tips to keep your smile bright during your Summer backyard BBQ’s & a chance to win!

Well, Summer is upon us and it is officially BBQ season. There isn’t a weekend that we don’t smell the smoke from someone grilling in our neighborhood. Thankfully, I have partnered with Great Expressions Dental Centers (GEDC) to bring you these 5 Backyard BBQ tips that will ensure your smile is always bright, even after a backyard BBQ.BBQ Season

  1. Pass the cheese, please: Enjoy the cheese tray before your backyard BBQ meal. The calcium in cheese sticks to your teeth, shielding them from acids in other foods. Cheese can even heal tooth enamel where a cavity is about to form. If you worry about bad breathe, stock up on mints that you can easily pop in your mouth or share with others! 
  2. Take advantage of the veggie platter: Backyard BBQs are not known for being the tidiest meals. When pesky foods such as corn or ribs get stuck in your teeth, grab raw carrots or celery to munch on to help dislodge food that gets stuck in your teeth. It is also proven that firm or crisp food help to clean your teeth as they’re eaten by scraping off plaque and food particles just like toothbrushes and toothpaste! Not into veggies? Keep a travel-sized container of floss handy for those hard-to-reach spots.backyard BBQ Veggie Platter
  3. Avoid chips and dips: Although they are yummy, starches like potato chips, crackers, bread and pasta are as bad as sugars when they are in your mouth. They easily get stuck in the grooves of your molars. While you’re at it, avoid ketchup and dark colored sauces as they can stain your teeth. Instead, opt for bright colored alternatives such as mustard. 
  4. Make the main course work for YOU: Have braces? Scrape the corn kernels off the cob to avoid getting them stuck in between brackets. If unavoidable, use floss to promptly remove the pesky kernel.While ribs are delicious, they tend to be messy. Pack your own hand wipes before heading out to your next backyard BBQ to avoid a messy mouth and fingers.delicious tony roma's ribs
  5. Enter to win a Summer Smile Travel Kit or even a Visa Prize Pkg – GEDC sent us an assortment of oral care items to keep our smiles bright even after our weekly backyard BBQ’s and you can win your own Summer Smile Travel Kit, too! Just head to GEDC’s Facebook Page and share your Summer smile in the comments of their Facebook giveaway post. Weekly winners will take home a Summer Smile Travel Kit and one grand prize winner will receive a Sensational Summer Smile Backpack, filled with a $100 Visa gift card, movie passes and their favorite oral care products!

CLICK HERE to share your Summer Smile TODAY!!!

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  1. I had no idea that cheese was so important during a BBQ! These tips are a perfect excuse to add more cheese and veggies to your BBQ..

  2. I had no idea that cheese was so important during a BBQ! These tips are a perfect excuse to add more cheese and veggies to your BBQ.

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