In honor of St. Patrick’s Day and the warmer spring season, C and C Dentistry is here to provide some tips on how to go green in all things dealing with your oral health. There are several ways to go green this spring and they have to do with your diet, protecting the environment, and avoiding green dye in your drinks on St. Patrick’s Day.
Add Green to Your Meal
Take advantage of going green by adding more vegetables to your meals. Always include a vegetable like broccoli or green beans as a side to your healthy meal preparations or add kale and spinach to your morning smoothie. The benefits of doing this can be great your health. Other green veggies include asparagus, collard greens, celery, zucchini, and lettuce, which should all be part of your green diet. Don’t forget about green fruits like avocado!
Go Green with Your Oral Health Care
Use St. Patrick’s Day to “Go Green” or go environmental friendly with your dental habits. Start by visiting an eco-friendly dentist and ask what you can do to help make the environment healthier. We recommend switching to biodegradable dental floss, switch to a natural toothpaste brand, switch to a wooden toothbrush with natural bristles, and finally, use water sparingly while brushing your teeth.
Limit the Amount of Green Beer You Drink
Bars across the country will serve beer with green food coloring for St. Patrick’s Day, but you may not realize that green beer is harmful for your teeth. Green dye stains the bacterial cell walls in plaque and sticks to places where plaque accumulates. If green beer is calling your name, it is not the end of your healthy smile. Make sure to schedule an appointment with your dentist after a heavy consumption of dyed foods, whether it is beer or something else.
If you are in need of a dental spring cleaning, call C and C Dentistry today!