Archive for February 2014

Diet and Oral Health

February 27, 2014 | Posted Uncategorized

Good nutrition is essential for good health, and that includes the health of your teeth.  Let's look at the link between your diet and oral health - and what you can do to improve both.

Tooth decay and cavities are caused by acid that is produced by interactions between oral bacteria and food deposits left on your teeth.  Certain foods, especially sugary, starchy, and sticky snacks, are linked to higher levels of such acid-causing bacteria.  Additionally, poor nutrition can weaken your immune system and make you more susceptible to other health problems, including gum disease.