Summer 2019

BBQ tips for healthy smiles

Backyard BBQs are a chance to unwind and enjoy the warm weather with family and friends. While you’re indulging in summer fun, don’t let the season do a number on your teeth. These tips will keep you smiling during your next BBQ.

Mouth-friendly recipe: Watermelon, feta and mint salad

Watermelon is a summertime staple, but did you know it’s good for your teeth, too? The high water content found in watermelon encourages saliva production that helps wash away food stuck on teeth, and its rich amounts of vitamin C can help strengthen gum tissues and prevent certain infections. Mix up this refreshing watermelon recipe for sunny-day picnics.

  • 6 cups cubed watermelon
  • ¾ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced red onion
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh mint
  • ½ tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions: Carefully toss all the ingredients together in a large bowl. Enjoy!

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