Green super foods and your teeth - Crystal Smiles - Okotoks Family Dentist

Green is good for you!

Green is good for you!

A wise frog once told us, “It’s not easy being green.”  Well, of offense Kermit, but we have to disagree.  There are so many reasons why green is good for you!


Green is good for you. There’s a reason most dental products are mint-flavored.  Besides their fresh taste, mint leaves clean your tongue and teeth.  How?  They block harmful bacteria growth inside your mouth.  If you’re not partial to leave chewing, stock your medicine cabinet with a minty paste and a pack of floss. Green is good for you.

Green Exercise

Get outside for a jog and enjoy the cool, crisp morning air.  Your body, mouth, and mood will thank you.

Green Tea

This steamy beverage is a smile superstar.  Green tea contains bacteria-fighting polyphenols.  These substances help prevent tooth-attacking acids.

Leafy Greens

Leafy veggies promote good digestion and help your moth fight tooth decay.  How?  Green goodies like spinach and kale require a lot of chewing.  Chewing increases saliva flow, which is the natural way to kick plaque to the curb.