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Enjoy Summer Fun with these Smile-Saving BBQ tips

Summer is full of fun and BBQs. If you’re not careful, it can also be full of oral health pitfalls. Find out how you can navigate your way through the summer with your healthiest smile yet!

Protect your pearly whites: Nothing makes grilled meats and treats taste better than bbq sauce, but this summer condiment of choice can wreak havoc on your smile. The spices and ingredients in most bbq sauces are a recipe for stains, and some sauces have a high sugar content that can feed decay-causing bacteria. Don’t say goodbye to the yummy sauce! You can get creative and try an exciting white bbq sauce recipe. If you’re dedicated to your tried and true, traditional sauce, that’s okay! Remember to drink or swish water to rinse away sauce sitting on your teeth before stains can set in.

Give your gums some space: Another common summer bbq challenge? Getting things stuck between your teeth. Whether it’s that slightly overdone piece of meat or even a perfectly prepared, buttery, piece of corn on the cob, sometimes it seems that everything is fighting for a spot right between your teeth. While it can seem like grabbing a toothpick and going after the culprit is a great idea, toothpicks can pose a threat to healthy gums. To keep your gums comfortable and free your teeth of stuck in their food, keep a couple of floss picks handy. Another healthy, and tasty, way to give your gums some space is crunching on healthy teeth friendly veggies like carrots and celery. Besides, extra veggies are a great way to justify that second helping of barbecued ribs.

Set up your BBQ for smile success!

With these tasty and practical tips and tricks, you can enjoy a summer filled with delicious treats! Hosting a bbq soon? Why not make it a smile friendly one! Offer oral health friendly treats like calcium boosting cheese and replace sugary beverages with fun and refreshing infused waters. Planning to make your world famous ribs? Why not set out a dish of floss picks instead of toothpicks and make your BBQ a smile saving success!
If you want a solution sure to stay out of your teeth and leave your guests wanting more, we’ve got you covered! Dr. Low’s full-proof way to avoiding that irritating feeling of meat between your teeth? His favorite smoked pulled bbq pork recipe. Give this finger-licking bbq favorite a try at your next family grill out and be sure to let us know how it turned out!

Smoked Pulled Pork
bone-in or boneless pork shoulder, light coating of yellow mustard, liberal coating of Bad Byron’s Rub, indirect smoke @ 225 using royal oak lump charcoal with apple and/or cherry wood chunks, smoke to 200 internal temperature, wrap in foil and let rest for a minimum of 30min. Shred and enjoy!

About Dr Kevin Low

It could be argued that Dr.Kevin Low was born to be a dentist. Dr. Low has been around drills and prophy-paste his whole life, as his father was also a practicing dentist. As a teen, he would volunteer in his dad's dental office, and those days he spent watching his father work made him realize that dentistry was more than just drilling and filling. He watched patients come into his dad's office self-conscious, and leave as people who could not wait to show off their new smiles. Dr. Low saw the transformational impact restoring someone's smile had on their life, and knew he wanted to be the guy to do it.

Dr. Low began his journey by training in health sciences during his undergraduate years at Creighton University in Omaha. After receiving his undergraduate degree, he went on to the School of Dentistry, where he earned his degree as a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS). Armed with the knowledge and passion of a caring and skilled doctor, he began his search for the perfect place to practice.

In 2009 he landed the amazing position at Above and Beyond Dentistry and Implants. Having been raised on the West Coast, Dr. Low was happy to be back to the mild winters of the Pacific Northwest. Dr. Low loves where he works, and really considers it an honor to be able to practice what he loves every day.

Dr. Low boasts of having the best team in Washington at Above and Beyond Dentistry and Implants. His team exemplifies what it means to be in the healthcare profession. They are caring, gentle, and professional. They truly love working with the community members of Battle Ground, Washington. You won't find a better place to have your dental health taken care of than at Dr. Low's office.

Dr. Low also appreciates all things technology-based, and offers the most up to date procedures to his patients. He loves that he is in a place where he can transform his patients' smiles more comfortably than ever before. Dr. Low is making a difference, one smile at a time, and would love to be a lifelong partner in your oral health.

His story has truly come full circle, as he gets to transform the health and smiles of patients every day. He can‘t imagine doing anything else with his career.

Stop in and meet Dr. Low and his team, or give us a call at (360) 989-3717.

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1908 NW 1st Way, Ste 105
Battle Ground, WA 98604