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If you enjoy salad, we’ve got some good news for you: leafy greens are great for teeth! With all of the things out there that can destroy teeth, we thought you might enjoy learning a little bit more about the ones that are helpful for teeth. Read this article to find out a little bit more, and ask us about healthy diet choices during your next visit to our office.

Leafy greens, which can include foods such as lettuce, spinach, and arugula, are superfoods. They are both chock-full of nutrients and low-calorie. The greenest leafy greens promote dental health by fortifying your tooth enamel, which provides a barrier against cavity-triggering acids. The folic acids in leafy greens may be particularly beneficial for pregnant women, as they can treat periodontal disease.

If you’d like to include leafy greens in your diet, you can always eat extra salad, but you may also think about having them with other foods. Many people like to blend in kale into smoothies, and spinach is tasty on alfredo pizzas! If you get creative, your teeth will enjoy the many ways you find to eat leafy greens.

The Haymarket Family & Cosmetic Dentistry team can be contacted at 703-754-0727, so if you need to plan a checkup with Dr. David Mortvedt in Haymarket, Virginia, please phone them now.