How did you celebrate National Garlic Day? You probably didn’t. Face it, it’s not a holiday people go around bragging about. Believe it or not, garlic is good for your oral health.
National Garlic Day & Your Health
Most people cook with garlic. However, it’s been used in the past as a natural remedy for oral health.
According to medical research, “allicin is one of the major components in garlic.”
Garlic contains “antifungal and antiviral properties which help promote healthy teeth and gums.” It’s a source of prebiotic fiber which is good for the teeth.
Unfortunately, garlic also gives you bad breath. Make sure to brush your teeth and rinse your mouth out. You don’t want to overpower people with your garlic breath!
In the end, your oral health affects your body’s health and wellness.
- Eat the right foods
- Brush your teeth
- Visit the dentist regularly
Sure, celery is boring. However, it helps scrape food particles and bacteria away from your teeth. It’s also a good source of vitamins A and C, which helps your gums. Make celery tasty but topping it with some low-fat cream cheese – YUM!
Leafy greens should always be on your healthy foods list. Not only are they full of vitamins and minerals. but low in calories too.
So what leafy greens do we mean? Kale and spinach promote oral health. They’re high in calcium, which builds your teeth’s enamel. They also contain a type of B vitamin that “helps treat gum disease in pregnant women,” according to MedlinePlus. Add baby spinach to your next lunch salad or add kale on your pizza.
If you need additional tips, talk to your local dentist! Even though Dr. Nick’s office is physically closed, we can still help answer your questions. Give us a call at 813.445.7162.