With springtime blooming, gardeners are rustling through their toolsheds and breaking out their shovels. Among the cornucopia of possibilities to plant, fresh vegetables stand out as some of the best options for harvesting a healthy smile.
Vegetables grow with distinct nutrients that encourage optimal oral health and contain vitamins and minerals that can help strengthen teeth. And because they are rich in fiber, veggies can help stimulate saliva flow. Increased levels of saliva can neutralize cavity-causing acids and wash away bacteria before they hide and spread in mouth crevices.
If you’re planning to tend a garden this year, consider planting the seeds for a healthy smile with these tooth-friendly veggies that taste good, too. Happy gardening!