How Does What You Eat Affect Your Oral Health?
Did you know that you may be able to prevent two of the most common diseases, tooth decay and periodontal disease, by simply improving your diet? Tooth decay happens when the teeth and other hard tissues of the mouth are compromised by acid products. There are certain foods and combination of foods that are linked and associated to higher levels of cavity causing bacteria. This does not mean that poor nutrition directly causes periodontal disease and tooth decay, but researchers believe that the diseases may progress more quickly and is more severe in patients whose diet does not involve healthy nutrients. Not only does poor nutrition affect your mouth, it ...