• The Possible Dental Benefits of Spinach

  • Spinach BowlGenerations of mothers have told their children, “Eat your spinach. It will make you strong like Popeye!” Though this is no more likely to happen than eating a bag of carrots will produce x-ray vision. However, we know that spinach is considered a “super food” which can help your body (including your dental health) in many ways.

    Spinach Benefits to Overall Health

    Spinach holds 13 types of antioxidant compounds, and a whole lot of iron. Vitamins include A, C, and K. The green leafy vegetable is packed with folate, calcium, protein, and fiber. With all of this goodness, spinach has only 40 calories in one cup. The nutrients in spinach provide a powerful punch of cancer-fighting properties. Spinach produces a substance that causes prostate cancer cells to self-destruct and another substance that prevents ovarian cancer cells from forming. Spinach promotes cardiovascular health with properties that help to lower blood pressure and prevent the oxidation of cholesterol. Dark green vegetables, including spinach, support brain function in aging patients.

    Spinach Juice and Oral Health

    Would drinking spinach juice be a new concept to you? Evidence shows that spinach juice may be good for oral health. Potential oral health indicators include preventing gum disease and cavities. More study is needed to determine the long term positive impact of spinach juice on oral health, but a drinkable, concentrated version of spinach is sure to load your body with plenty of healthy nutrients that will be good for various elements of your health.

    Six Month Checkups Can’t be Replaced by Spinach

    Regular dental care offers the best way to prevent cavities, gum disease, and other oral health issues. Twice daily, make sure to brush your teeth with fluoridated toothpaste. Floss each day before you brush to remove debris trapped between teeth. Visit Dr. Redmond every 6 months for a checkup.

    Contact your Redmond Dentist

    At Redmond Dental Care, we encourage you to contact us, as we are always available to address your concerns. Please feel free to give us a call during work hours at (425) 883-2100 or contact us via our email address. After work hours, you can contact us with an emergency through our 24-hour answering service. We are happy to serve patients in the 98052 zip code and we look forward to hearing from you!