Nutrition; The Basics
“Everyone knows that a balanced, nutritious diet is essential to healthy living. But did you know that eating patterns and food choices play an important role in preventing tooth decay and gum disease, too? You may eat with your eyes first, but your mouth, teeth, and gums are more than just tools for eating. They’re essential for chewing and swallowing—the first steps in the digestion process. Your mouth is your body’s initial point of contact with the nutrients you consume. So what you put in your mouth impacts not only your general health but also that of your teeth and gums. In fact, if your nutrition is poor, the first signs often show up in your oral health.”
See full article on MouthHealthy.com
As stated in the article, watching out for watch you eat and making sure you eat the right nutrition leads to a healthier smile and lifestyle. Not only does eating right help your oral health but it also helps you overall body health.