Healthy Eating and Healthy Teeth

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When you worry about the health of your teeth – and the rest of your mouth, for that matter – do you ever take the time to think that your diet may have an impact in this regard?

If not, don’t worry – many people fail to make this important connection. However, it’s very important to realize there is a link between your diet and the health of your teeth.

Healthy food decreases plaque

Plaque is the buildup of bacteria and particles of food that accumulates along your gum line and on the surface of your teeth. If it’s removed every day, it’s not harmful to your oral health. However, if you don’t take care of it, plaque can cause cavities and gum disease.
The more healthy food you eat, though, will decrease the plaque buildup and help make your job of cleaning your teeth much easier.

Healthy mouths

Think about it for a moment – what’s the largest gateway to the health of the rest of your body? Your mouth! So if your mouth isn’t healthy – and it starts with your teeth – then your overall health may suffer as well.

While it may seem odd at first, there is an important connection between your diet and the health of the teeth in your mouth. If you need more information, help with crafting a tooth-friendly diet, or simply need to schedule another appointment, call us today at 215-732-3350.