The Foods That are Good and Bad for Your Teeth at Your 4th of July Barbecue

With summer in full swing, barbecue season is upon us. The mother of all backyard BBQs has to be 4th of July, with friends, family, great food and fireworks to enjoy and celebrate our nation’s independence.

While there are many reasons to watch what you eat at the barbecue (hello, heartburn), it’s also important to take your teeth and gums into consideration, especially if you know you already have gingivitis or a more severe form of gum disease. Below are a handful of foods that will either help or hinder your oral health. Be aware and happy eating!