Which Leafy Greens Are Best for Improving Your Oral Health?
Posted on 2/10/2019 by Dr. Frank K. Sioda
Are you looking for ways of improving your oral health? Then the first place you should look is your oral hygiene routine. It needs to involve two brushing times per day, one time of flossing each day, and daily rinses with an antimicrobial mouthwash to keep your mouth as healthy as possible.
If you already do that, then where should you look next? You should look at your diet. What you want is a diet that is full of leafy green vegetables. They do wonders for your oral health!
What Do You Get from Leafy Green Vegetables That Improve Your Oral Health?
The first thing you get when you eat leafy green vegetables is a lot of fiber. This is great for your mouth, along with the rest of your body. The texture cleans your teeth and helps to stimulate your gums, making them healthier. Next, you get a wide range of vitamins.
Even taking a daily multivitamin is not going to give you the same array of vitamins you will get from a wide range of leafy greens as part of your diet. They are great for your overall health in many different ways.
The best leafy green vegetables for you to consume regularly include kale, spinach, all types of lettuce, and collards. They have a great variety of vitamins for you, plus they will help with all parts of your body. Eating these can clean your teeth, stimulate your gums, boost your vitamin intake, and even clean out your heart. If you want an extra boost, include coniferous vegetables in your diet, too, such as cauliflower, cabbage, and broccoli.
Want more tips on foods that can improve your oral health? Give our office a call. During your next appointment, we can tell you which foods we make sure to include for the healthiest mouth possible.
Talk to one of our caring patient coordinators today to schedule an appointment.
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