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If you like salad, we’ve got a bit of news for you: leafy greens are wonderful for teeth! With all of the things out there that can harm teeth, we thought you might enjoy knowing a little bit more about the ones that are awesome for teeth. Read this blog post to find out a tiny bit extra, and ask us about healthy diet options during your next appointment in our office.

Leafy greens, which include foods such as lettuce, spinach, kale, and arugula, are all-around superfoods. They are both jammed with nutrients and low-calorie. The greenest leafy greens promote dental health by fortifying your tooth enamel, which provides a barrier against cavity-initiating bacteria. The folic acids in leafy greens may be particularly beneficial for women having children, as they may treat gum disease.

If you’d like to add leafy greens to your diet, you can always eat some more salad, but you may also consider having them with other foods. Many people like to blend in kale into smoothies, and spinach is awesome on pizzas! If you get creative, your teeth will benefit from the many different ways you can find to consume leafy greens.

The Art & Science Family Dentistry staff can be contacted at 651-739-1894, so if you’d like to pencil in an appointment with Drs. Kinney, Musser and Kinney in Woodbury, Minnesota, please phone them.