Are you ready for the Super Bowl 50 kickoff this Sunday, February 7th at 6:30PM? Whether you’re simply in it for the halftime show, or you’re actually a true football fan…this is an American tradition you don’t want to miss out on!
The Denver Broncos (AFC champions) and the Carolina Panthers (NFC champions) will face off at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. This is the eighth time the Broncos (2-5) have made the Super Bowl and the second time for the Panthers (0-1). Here are some stats about both teams:
This year’s halftime show will feature Beyonce, Coldplay, and Bruno Mars.
Are you hosting a Super Bowl party? Here are some tooth-friendly snacks from the ADA to help you tackle your hunger. Recipes can be found here: http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/nutrition/super-bowl-recipes/?content=superbowl&medium=rotator&source=mh/
Remember to eat your veggies! The carrots in this dip can make your teeth extra strong – it has beta-carotene that helps in the creation of vitamin A. Sour cream also contains calcium, which is essential for strong teeth.
Hummus is a great choice for staying healthy in general, and especially for your teeth. Chickpeas are a great source of folic acid, which promotes oral health through cell growth. Cucumbers are rich in vitamins B and C and can help freshen your breath and whiten your teeth!
Cheese is full of calcium and casein, which helps protect the surface of your teeth. Make sure to choose whole wheat crackers that have fiber and to brush your teeth after the game to prevent bacterial growth from the crackers sticking to your teeth!
Goat cheese is especially great, because it is packed with protein and calcium but has less fat and calories per serving.
The cheese and Greek yogurt help neutralize tomato and citric juices, which are acidic and can create problems for your teeth. This dip is rich in vitamins A, C, and E, which all help maintain oral health.