Memorial Day: Food, Fun, Festivities and Fighting Tooth Decay

Posted on May 23, 2013 in General oral health

Memorial Day is the day we recognize the momentous sacrifice our soldiers gave to protect our freedom and make the United States of America the best nation. On this day, many Americans celebrate with barbeques and family gatherings. This Memorial Day, don't let the food you serve cause tooth troubles down the road.

Veggies are packed with tooth friendly vitamins and minerals, including Vitamin C, which helps keep your gums and teeth healthy. This year consider serving veggies trays with a twist, like an ombre veggie tray. Play around with different colored vegetables to create a stylish and healthy meal for you guests.

To create an Ombre Veggie Tray, collect a variety of crunchy green vegetables: cucumber, celery, broccoli, green pepper, sugar snap peas and zucchini. To create the Ombre effect, arrange your veggies from light to dark across the tray. Serve with your favorite (low-sugar) veggie dip or hummus.

Happy Memorial Day!