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Four Reasons Why It’s Easy Being Green

March 10, 2015

A wise frog once told us, “It’s not easy being green.” Well, no offense Kermit, but we have to disagree. There are so many emerald wonders to enjoy! 

Forget 4-leaf clovers. Here are four shamrockin’ selections -- guaranteed to fill your body and smile with lots ‘o luck: 

1.  Mint: There’s a reason most dental products are mint-flavored. Besides their fresh taste, mint leaves clean your tongue and teeth. How? They block harmful bacteria growth inside your mouth.  If you’re not partial to leaf chewing, refresh your dental gear with a minty paste and pack of floss. Your minty mouth will get you a pot of gold kisses…even if you’re not Irish! 

2.  Green Exercise: The top ‘o the morning doesn’t seem so dim anymore. Spring is only a few days away! Get outside for a merry jog and enjoy the budding greenery. Your body, mouth and mood will thank you. Need extra motivation? Pretend you’re trying to catch that Leprechaun. 

3.  Green Tea: This steamy beverage is a smile superstar. Green tea contains bacteria-fighting polyphenols. These substances help prevent tooth-attacking acids. Extra luck to those who brew their tea with fluoridated water. 

4.  Leafy Greens: Believe it or not, leafy vegetables are luckier than leafy clovers. These veggies promote good digestion and also make a magical mouth. For example, green goodies like spinach and kale require a lot of chewing. Chewing increases saliva flow, which is wonderful (natural) way to kick plaque to the curb.                                

Follow our suggestions to enjoy a green-with-envy, luck-filled, pinch-free St. Patrick’s Day!

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