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Did you know that good nutrition not only helps your waistline, but it also plays an important role in your oral health? In fact, nutrients such as Folate, Zinc and vitamin C are integral in maintaining your oral health and deficiencies from your diet can show up in your mouth.
Your diet can affect teeth, bone strength and overall gum health. A good diet can aid in the prevention, and even help in the management of gum disease and cavities. On the other hand, poor diet and nutritional intake can become a risk factor for developing a chronic condition like Diabetes, Heart Disease or obesity, as well as increasing the likelihood for developing or worsening of oral health issues1.
In order to eat well, we all need to have healthy teeth and gums. Since oral health diseases are almost 100% preventable and can be costly to treat once they have occurred, here are a few recommendations to maximize your oral and overall health through a preventive-focused diet:
Making proper food choices not only lessens your risk for health issues, but it is another tool in keeping your mouth healthy for a lifetime. Now that’s something to smile about!
1 Oral Health; Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion; 2018
2 Green tea: a boon for periodontal and general health;Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology; April – June 2012