Is Green Good for your Teeth?

SmoothieYour pH levels inside your body can greatly affect your overall health. Too much acid in your system can make various parts of your body inflamed. This may include your gum tissues. Gingivitis (early gum disease) and periodontitis (advanced gum disease) are conditions of infection and inflammation. Striving to consume a healthy diet with the goal of achieving an acidic-alkaline balance (balanced pH level) has been shown to reduce (even erase) symptoms of many health conditions. One of the fastest and easiest ways to saturate your body with balancing nutrients are green smoothies.

Smoothies at Home

Smoothies take less time to make than sitting in line at a fast food restaurant. They are, in fact, the ultimate “fast food.” With the right ingredients, you can blend together a complete nutritious meal with all of the vitamins and minerals you need. What’s even better is that smoothies can be completely delicious. Combining your favorite foods with ice and your milk of choice (try almond, hemp, or rice for an optimal pH balancing boost) is just the start. You can get creative with seeds (chia, hemp, sunflower, flax) nuts, and even green vegetables.

Making Smoothies Green

A freezer and refrigerator filled with fresh fruits and vegetable will make it much easier to stick to your pursuits of a daily green smoothie. The biggest challenge is getting past the green color. Spinach, cucumber, kale, lettuce, zucchini (and really any veggie that isn’t too strong in taste) can be blended with fruit for a low-calorie, nutrient dense meal replacement. The nutrients in a green smoothie can keep your gums, jawbone, and teeth healthier and stronger. The best part is, you will probably feel shocked by how sweet and refreshing a green smoothie tastes once you’ve gotten used to the way it looks.

Visit your Shrewsbury Dentists

At Modern Dentistry, Todd A. Pizzi, DDS, and Luciana Messina, DDS, are dedicated to providing high-quality cosmetic, restorative, and preventive dentistry services to patients and families in Shrewsbury, Worcester, North and South Grafton, Westborough, Southborough, Northborough, Boylston, Hopkinton, Millbury, and all surrounding communities. To schedule your next appointment, contact our office by calling (508) 842-6356 today.