We all know how important good nutrition and eating plenty of vitamin and mineral rich foods are for our overall health and wellness, but there are, in fact a number of specific oral health benefits to these types of foods, especially when it comes greens and leafy vegetables.
By providing several key ingredients and enzymes which promote healthy teeth and gums, making sure that you are getting plenty of these in your regular diet can mean the difference between long term dental success and the development of issues due to a lack of important nutritional components. Here are few things to consider when making these types of foods a staple of your mealtimes:
Benefits of Leafy Green Vegetables
Green vegetables, which are of the leafy variety tend to be very high in certain minerals that aid in a number of important functions of a healthy mouth. Vitamins A, B-2, and B-12 in particular are extremely important to oral wellness. Spinach is one of the specific veggies that contain these vitamins, but other good options include broccoli, collard and mustard greens, kale, and several others.
Other Foods Which Contribute to Good Oral Health
Nature's dental assistants aren't just limited to leafy greens either. Other really beneficial foods which can contribute to general oral health by offering various advantages include onions for neutralizing bacteria, milk for Vitamin D and calcium, fruits rich in Vitamin C, as well as crunchy vegetable and fruit which promote saliva production.
To learn even more about the role that nutrition plays in your oral care and wellbeing, simply call our office and talk to one of our knowledgeable staff members. You can also stop by in person and visit us whenever you have the opportunity. We look forward to speaking with you soon.
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