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Nutrition and Healthy Teeth
Making good nutritional choices – and starting early in life – helps to maintain healthy teeth throughout your life. Combining the right nutritional choices with proper dental maintenance (brushing twice daily, flossing daily) usually ensures proper oral health.

How?
The accumulation of plaque - a film of saliva, bacteria, and food residues that builds up on the surface of teeth and can lead to gum disease and tooth decay - is limited by consistent brushing and flossing.

The food that you eat comes into contact with the bacteria in your mouth: sugars and starches in particular are utilized by plaque.




Together, plaque, sugar, and starch weaken tooth enamel and cause gum inflammation.

The remedy?

Choose a diet that takes into account your sugar and starch intake, and practice good oral hygiene.
This does not mean you should try to eliminate carbohydrates, but that you should reduce the overindulgence of sugary snacks, carbonated sodas, sweet cereals, and the like.

Overall, the key to healthy teeth lies in a balanced diet, drinking plenty of water, limiting snacks, especially sugary snacks, brushing twice daily, flossing daily, and seeing your dentist on a regular basis.

 

 

 

 

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