St. Patrick’s Day is coming up, which means it’s time to celebrate all things green. That includes wearing green, drinking green, and even eating green! The last one also gives you an opportunity to make healthy food a part of your diet, and even to use them to support your oral health.
If you’re interested in forgoing green beer for green foods, here are a few that will help you to bolster your oral health.
As you may have heard, green tea is an incredible drink with many health benefits. Studies have shown that it has significant antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects, which means that it can support the body’s immune system.
This is particularly useful in combatting gum disease, which 50% of adults in the United States have to some extent. If you’re looking for something that can support your oral health and still give you your fill of green, tea could be a great place to start.
If you’ve gotten brunch anytime in the last 10 years, you’re probably well aware of how versatile avocado can be. You may also know how incredibly nutritious avocados can be, containing over 20 different vitamins and minerals. These include potassium, vitamin K, and vitamin C, all of which have positive effects on oral health. They also contain healthy fatty acids, which have the nice benefit of supporting good heart health.
If you’ve ever wanted to garnish your St. Patrick’s Day meal with green confetti, chives are about as close as you’re going to get. They can add a little zip of flavor to your dish, but they can also provide you with tooth-healthy nutrients.
In particular, chives are rich in vitamin K. While sometimes overshadowed by calcium and vitamin D, vitamin K is critically important in preventing both tooth and bone demineralization.
You can feel free to indulge a little in green beer, but working these foods into your diet may help to support your oral health as well.
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At Vason Family Dentistry, we believe in helping the members of our community flourish by giving them healthy and happy smiles. Your teeth support you in every part of your life, from eating with family to giving presentations at work, and we want to make all of that even better. We also understand that you can’t have a healthy life without healthy teeth, and we’ll work hard to assist you in getting both.
If you have any questions about how to adopt a tooth-healthy diet, we can be reached at our website or by phone at (404) 367-9799.